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HELD WITH THE CHUEOH AT 

BACK S\A/AMP, ROBESON CO., N. C, 
October 33iid.— 35tli, 1874. 



Rkv. HAYNES LENNOX, Moderator, Bladenboro', N. C. 
Rev. D. K. BENNETT, Clerk, Uttle River, S. C. 
S. E. WARD, Treasurer, Lumberton, N. C. 



WILMINGTON, N. C. 

S. G: Hall, Book and Job Printer. 

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BACK SWAMP, ROBESON CO., N. C, 



October 23rid— 35th, 1874. 



Key. HAYNES LENNOX, Moderator, Bladenboro', N. C. 
Key. D. K. BENNETT, Clerk, Little River, S. C. 
S. E. WARD, Treasurer, Lumberton, N. C. 



WILMINGTON, N. C, 

S. G: Hall, Book and Job Printer. 

1874. 



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PROCEEDINGS 



Thursday, October 22, 1874. 

The Introductory Sermon was delivered by Elder J. W. 
Dickson from Psalm xxix:2, "Worship the Lord in the beau- 
ty of holiness;" at the close of which Elder G. W". Hill lead in 
prayer. 

An intermission of thirty minutes was given. Benediction 
by Elder G. W. Hill. 

Delegates assembled in the house— Ust of Churches called. 
The Moderator read select portions of Scripture. Hymn, 
"How did my heart rejoice to hear." Prayer, Elder A. E. 
Pittman leading. 

On motion, brethren J. F. Ward, Jacob Thompson, S. E. 
Ward, Keill Townsend and Bright Williams, were appointed a 
committee to supply the stand, and Eider G. W. Hill and 
brother B. W. Wooten were appointed a committee of 
Finance. 

On motion, the Church Letters were called for and read, 
and the names of the delegates enrolled. 

The officers of the past year were unanimously re-elected, 
viz : Elder Haynes Lennon, Moderator; Brother S. E. Ward, 
Treasurer, and Elder D. K. Bennett, Clerk. 

Elders A. E. Pittman and J. W. Dickson, were appointed 
Assistant Clerks. 

An invitation was extended to visiting ministers and cor- 
responding messengers, when Elder F. H. Ivey, agent of 



Wake Forest College, Elder A. F. Redd, Editor of the 
Biblical Eecorder, and Elder E. I). Jolinsoa, of Cedar 
Creek Association, came forward and were welcomed to seats. 

An informal letter was received from the Church at Mill 
Creek, which was, on motion, laid on the table. 

Elder D. K. Bennett reported a balance of Three Dollars 
($3) minute fund, as having been paid him by the church at 
Kew Britain since last session; when it was ordered that said 
balance be paid to the Treasurer of this Association. 

The Moderator then appointed as a Committee to examine 
applicants for ordination. Elders G. W. Hill, F. H. Ivey, A. 
R. Pittman, J. W. Dickson and E. D. Johnson. 

Then, on motion adjourned till 10 a. m. to-morrow. 

Prayer, Elder A. E. Redd leading. 



Friday, October 23, 10 A. M. 

Met pursuant to adjournment. Moderator in the Chair. 
List of Churches called. Moderator read select portions of 
Scripture. Hymn, "Ye that obey the immortal King." 

Prayer, Elder F. H. Ivey leading. Minutes of yesterday 
read and approved. 

Invitation to visitors and corresponding messengers renewed, 
when Elder W. S. Melvin presented a letter from the Cedar 
Creek Association, which was read, and the right hand of fel- 
lowship extended to the delegates, also Elders P. 0. Connelly 
and J. P. Lennon came forward as visiting ministers, and 
brother D. W. McGugan, Clerk of the Cedar Creek Associa- 
tion, and were welcomed to seats. 

The Moderator then announced the following Committees : 

On Sabbath Schools.— Elder A. E. Pittman and brethreH J. F. Ward 
and J. F. McMillan. 

On Education. — Elders J. W. Dickson and F. H. Ivey, and 'brotlier E. 
W. Wooten. 

On Special Changes,— Elder G-. W. Hill and brethi-en J. Q. Smith and 
S. E. Ward. 

On Baptist State Convention. — Brother Eufus Ford and Elders A. 
F. Eedd and D. C. McMillan. 



On Periodicals. — Dr. J. S Devane, Elder J. P. Lenrron and Brother 
J. B. Williamson. 

On Missions. —Eretbren W. J. Tolar, J. L. Wescott and Joseph Stana- 
land. 

On Correspondents to Othek Associations. — Elders J. W. Gore 
and E. M. Sessuins aud brother E. A. Eozier. 

On motion, an inyitation was extended to newly constituted 
churches desiring to unite with this body; when petitions were 
presented by dele,2;ates fi-om the following : "New Hope," 
Columbus Co., N. C. ; "Tolarsville," Eobeson Co., K C. ; 
"Piney Forest," Kobeson Co., N. C; "Gapway," Horry Co., 
S, 0. AH of which were, after due examination and enquhy 
concerniiig their orthodox}^, standing, &c., duly received as 
members of this body, the Moderator in behalf of the Associ- 
ation extending the right hand of fellowship to the delegates. 

On motion, an invitation was extended to churches desiring 
to unite with us from other Associations, when letters of dis- 
mission from the Cedar Creek Association were presented by 
the following churches : "Mount Olive," Bladen Co., N. C. ; 
"Cl3i)on's," Robeson Co., N. C. Which were duly received as 
members of this body, and the right hand of fellowship ex- 
tended to the delegates. 

By request expressed in the letter from the church at White 
Lake, Bladen Co., IST. C, a letter of dismission was granted 
said church to unite with the Cedar Creek Association. 

The Committee appointed at last session to visit the church 
at Beaverdam, Columbus county, was called on to report, 
when Elder G. W. Hill made a verbal report which was re- 
ceived and Committee discharged. After remarks on the 
subject by Elders J. W. Gore, G. W. Hill andH. Lennon, the 
Association resolved to send a Committee of judicious breth- 
ren to labor with, and endeavor to strengthen and build up 
said church. Whereupon, the chair appointed Elders J. W. 
Dickson, G. W. Hill and J. W. Gore and brethren C. C. Gore 
and Wm. 0. Powell as said Committee. 

The Committee appointed to visit the church at Antiocli, 
Horry Co., S. C, was called on to report, when Elder D. K. 



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Bennett made a verbal report wliich was received and Com- 
mittee discharged. After remarks on the subject by several 
brethren, the whole matter was, on motion laid upon the table. 

The Association then took a recess of thirty minutes. 

Association came in session — Prayer by Elder E. M. Ses- 
sums. 

On motion, the Olerk was instructed to prepare return 
tickets for those delegates who return home by rail. 

A communication was received from the Gray's Oreelc, col- 
ored Association, asking for assistance in the management of 
their business when convened. Whereupon, the Chair, on 
motion, appointed Elders A. E. Pittman and D. C. McMillan 
and brethren Colin Williams, J. P. Pittman, l^eill Townsend, 
Jacob Thompson and Allen Watters a delegation to attend 
said colored Association with an appropriate letter from this 
body, which letter Elder J. W. Dickson was authorized and 
instructed to prepare. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That the Clerk prepare a Digest of the state of religion as indi- 
cated by the Church Letters and append the same to these minutes. 

On motion it was 

Eesolved; That the nest session of this Association be held with the 
Church at Bear Swamp, Marion County, S. C; to commence on Thursday 
before the 4th Sabbath in October, 1875, at 11 A. M, Elder A. E. Pittman 
to preach the Introductory Sermon; Elder D. N. Gore, alternate; Elder 
Haynes Lennon to preach the Missionary Sermon on Sabbath; Elder Gr. W. 
Hill, alternate. 

Eesolved, That 2,500 copies of these minutes be printed and distributed 
pro rata among the churches. 

Resolved, That the Clerk be paid $30 for his services. 

The attention of the Association was called to the destitu- 
tion existing at Smithville, when on motion the matter was 
referred to the Domestic Mission Board with the pledge that 
the Association will sustain the Board in any action she may 
take in regard to SmithviUe. 

On motion, adjourned till 10 a. m. to-morrow. 

Prayer, Elder P. C. Connelly leading. 



Saturday, 10 A. M. 

Met pursuant to adjournment. Moderator in the Chair, 
who read select portions of Scripture. Hymn, "I love to see 
the Lord below." Prayer, Bro. J. L. Wescott leading." 

Invitation to visitors renewed when Bro. E. S. Moore, of 
the Welsh ISeck Association, came forward and accepted a 
seat. 

List of delegates called and corrected. 

Eeport on Education called for. Eeport received and or- 
dered to be appended to these minutes. 

Eemarks on the subject by Elders F. H. Ivey and H. Len- 
non; following which a collection was taken up ior the Endow- 
ment of Wake Forest College, amounting to $56.25. 

Eeport on Periodicals called for. Eeport received and or- 
dered to be appended to these minutes. Eemarks on the sub- 
ject by Elders J. W. Dickson and A. F. Eedd. 

The Association then took a recess of thirty minutes. 

Association came in session. Prayer, Elder F. Prevatt 
leading. 

Eeport on Missions called for. Eeport received and ordered 
to be appended to these minutes. Eemarks on the subject 
by Eiuers A. F. Eedd. A. E. Pittman and H. Lennon; follow- 
ing which a collection was taken up for Foreign Missions, 
amounting to $20.05, 

Eeport of Committee of Finance called for. Eeport received 
and ordered to be appended to these minutes. 

Eeport on Baptist State Convention called for. Eeport re- 
ceived and ordered to be appended to these minutes. 

Eeport on Sunday Schools called for. Eeport received and 
ordered to be appended to these minutes. 

Eeport on Ministerial Examination called for. Eeport re- 
ceived and ordered to be appended to these minutes. 

On motion, Eesolved to held a Sundpy School Mass Meet- 
ing at 9 a. m, to-morrow 



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The Association then gave way for a meeting of the Domes- 
tic Mission Board. 

Association came in session. 

On motion the letter from Mill Creek Church was taken up, 
when, after some debate, Elder J. W. Dickson and Bro. L. W. 
Hiibun were appointed a committee to visit said Church, and 
labor with and endeavor to correct, strengthen and encourage 
them. 

On motion, it was 

Besolved, That the thanks of this Association be and they are hereby ten 
dered to iDcmbers of Back Swamp Church and citizeus of the coiamunity for 
their hospitable and liberal support of this budy during this session. 

On motion, it was 

Besolved, That the Sabbath collection of this seS(*iou be paid to the Treas- 
urer of the Domestic Mission Board, to be applied to the purposes of said 
Board. 

On motion, brethren A. McA. Pittman, J. F. McMillan and 
Dr. J. F. Harrall were appointed delegates to the Sunday 
School Convention to be held at Raleigh including the first 
Sunday in l^ovember, 1874. 

On motion, the following were appointed Delegates to the 
Baptist State Convention to meet in the first Baptist Church, 
Wilmington, K". C, on Wednesday, November 4th, 1874, viz: 

Elders Haynes Lennon, D. K. Bennett, F. A. Prevatt, J. 
P. Lennon, F. Prevatt, J. W. Dickson, A, E. Pittman and 
G. W. Hill, and brethren W. J. Tolar, W. 0. Powell, J. F. 
McMillan, R. L. Mason, Jacob Thompson, Rufus Ford, J. L. 
Wescott, J. Q. Smith, Dr. J. S. Devane, A. McA. Pittman, 
F. P. Bordeaux, Neill Townsend, E. W. Wooten, C. D. Russ 
and S. E. Ward. 

On motion, all unfinished business was referred to the offi- 
cers of the Association. 

On motion adjourned. 

HAYNES LENNON, 
D. K. BenjStett, Moderatok. 

Secretary. 



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Sunday Morning, Oct. 25th, 1874. 

Notwithstanding the uufavorableness of the weather a large 
concourse of people were in attendance. 

A Sunday School Mass Meeting was held in the Ohnrch, 
in which speeches were made by Elders Ivey, Redd and 
others. At the same time Elder D. K. Bennett preached to 
the congregation at the Stand from Mark i:15, "Eepent ye 
and believe the gospel." After which Elder E. D. Johnson 
led in prayer. At 12 m. Elder A. F. Eedd preached from the 
Stand the Missionary sermon of t!:e Session h^om II Tim. ii:9, 
"The word of God is not bound." At the close of which a 
collection was taken up amounting to $22.30. 

After an intermission of 30 minutes the congregation assem- 
bled in the Church where Elder F. H. Ivey preached fi'om 
Deut. xxxii : 11, 12 and Matt, xxiii : 37. Profound attention 
seeming to pervade every heart. At the close Elder D. K. 
Bennett led in prayer. The congregation then sang "Praisa 
God from whom all blessings flow." 

Benediction by Elder A. E. Pittman. 

Thus ended a truly harmonious session. 



APPENDIX 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION". 

We are confident that our denomination, as a whole, needs to work more in uni- 
son with each other. How can union be brought about without one part of our de- 
nomination knowing the aims and plans of the other? 

The object of the Baptist State Convention is to devise plans whereby the Gospel 
may be extended both at home and abroad. We, your Committee, believing, as we 
do, that this Association has for its object the glory of God and the extension of His 
Kingdom; and feeling assured that "in unity there is strength," would recommend 
a more hearty co-operation with the Convention in disseminating the truths ot the 
Gospel both in our country and in heathen lands. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RUFUS FORD. ~> 

A. F. REDD. y Com. 

D. C. MCMILLAN. J 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION OF APPLICANTS FOR ORDINA- 
TION. 

Your ComTiittee on Examination would respectfully report that they have had 
brethren .1. W. Kirton, J. H. Blanton and L. W. Hilbun before them, and are satis- 
lied in their examination; and therefore cheerfully recommend their ordination. 
And that they have also examined brother C. L. Powell, and are well satisfied on 
all the points considered; but thinlt it best for him to exercise another year as a 
licentiate, and would respectfully ask him to continue his services in that capacity. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. W. HILL, Chm'n. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

Your Committee would respectfully report: 

Amount sent up by Churches as Association Fund $142 "i") 

Respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTEE. 



REPORT ON MISSIONS. 

The magnitude of this subject is such that we are at a loss how to take hold of it. 
Presuming that this Association is fully alive to the importance of Missions, our 
enquiry should be: can we improve on former plans? If so, how? Let us have 
some well devised system; let us ask, and impress upon each member their hearty 
co-operation; let us strive to convince all members that it is their duty to give some- 
thing to Missions, and that unless they do they are not; cannot!! be Missionary' 
Baptists. 

Your Committee, believing this the most important subject tha^ will come before 
your body, hopes it will be thoroughly discussed, that we may all go home fully 
alive to its importance, determined to do more than we have ever done. System is 
what we most need. Respectfully submitted, 

W. J. TOLAR, 
J. L. WESCOTT, 
JOSEPH STANALAND. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

The importance of Sabbath School work needs no comment. The evidence neces- 
sary to show that training youthful minds and instructing those of riper years in the 
truths of Divine Revelation appear in the fruits already gathered into the fold of 
Christ as the result of Sabbath School instruction. 



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By such instruciion the rich and the poor, the high and the low are taught the way 
of salvation in the days of their youth.— Our church members are made more effi- 
cient co-workers in the vinej'ard of our Lord, more zealous, earnest and devout 
christians. 

Therefore each and every church should organize and well sustain a Sabbath 
School in which every member should be a component part and active worker. For 
it is the conviction of your Committee that unless the parents and church members 
arise to their duty in this great cause, even the victories already won will be lost. 

Therefore we would earnestly recommend a more vigorous eflTorton the part of 
Pustors and Sunday School Workers, until every parent and every member of the 
Church are members of the School, for the old need instruction as well as the young. 
To this end let the aged organize Bible Classes for the guidance of their children in 
those things which tend to the good of their souls and the glory of God. We would 
again urge the necessity of the organization of District Institutes and a well con- 
ducted system of colportage for the dissemination of gospel literature. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A.R PITTMAN, 
J. F. WARD. 

J. F. McMillan. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PERIODICALS. 

The importance of religious Periodicals has been so often set forth in reports and 
resolutions of this kind that we regard any argument on the subject as superfluous. 
All enterprises, whether religious or secular, have acted on the principle of their 
usefulness, and all have their well established organs. 

It is important in other cnterprizes and denominations, how much more import- 
ant that we who profess to hold "the faith once delivered to the saints," should use 
to its fullest extent this valuable means of disseminating our peculiar doctrines. 
We believe that truth should be aggressive always, and that a religious paper will 
best serve the interest of our denomination, by keeping our peculiar tenets constant- 
ly before its readers. We earnestly recommend to the brethren and sisters of this 
Association the Biblical Recokder, our State Organ, as being eminently worthy 
of their patronage, and would remind them that one means of making an excellent 
paper, is to give it an excellent subscription list. 

For its bold and persistent advocacy of Bapt'.st Principles we recommend "The 
Baptist," Memphis, Tenn. ; edited by Rev. J. R. Graves. We also recommend "Kind 
Words," by S. Boykin, Marion, Ala. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. S. DEVANE, Chm'n. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. 

During the past year there have been thirteen beneficiaries Ih Wake Forest Col- 
lege studying with a view to the ministry. Many others desire 10 pursue the same 
course, but the Board has not the means to help them, they look for aid to the 
chui-ches. To educate these young men for their work is a matter of great import- 
ance to the denomination, and to our College we must look, mainly, to furnish onr 
educated men for the future. But we must endow our College if it is to be kept alive 
and go on doing Its great work : much has been done in the endowment effort; but 
owing to the stringent tiimes it has not been as largely successful as was hoped but 
the work is upon us : we ought to do it speedily, and the eflPort is being continued to 
accomplish the great undertaking. 

Upon the subject of general Education we feel that our people are not sufficiently 
alive. We too much neglect the education of our children, there ought to be a 
School-House by the side of every Church with a competent teacher, that the rising 
generation may enjoy the advantages of a good education. Let us labor to this end. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. DICKSON, Chm'n. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO SELECT CORRESPONDENTS TO OTHER ASSO- 
CIATIONS. 

Your Committee to select Corresponding Messengers to sister Associations, beg 
leave to report the following : 

To THE Eastern Association.— Elder J. W. Dickson and brethren J. C. Carroll 
and E. W. Wooten. 

To Cedar Creek Association.— Elders J. P. Lennon and R. M. Sessoms and Bro. 
Eli Wishart. 

To Pee Dee Association.— Elders P. C. Connelly and F. A. Prevatt and Bro. S. E. 
AVard. 

To Welch Neck Association.— Elder A. R. Pittman and brethren Rufus Ford 
and T. W. Ayres. The first name of each delegation to write the corresponding letter. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTEE. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL CHANGES, 

Another Assoeiational year, with its cares, labors and responsibilities, has rolled 
around; and in order to learn a practical lesson from the onward march of time we 
"Will recount tiie dealings of the Lord with us at this our annual Convocation. "And 
thou slialt remember all the way which the Lord thy God le.l Ihee " 

Among tlie changes by death we have to mourn the demise o I Deacon A. F. Powell 
of rhe church at Pinej' Forest, Columbus couny, who died shortly after the last ses- 
sion of this body. We cannot do justice, in this shortnotice, to his pious, exemplary 
and liberal course. "He rests f om his labors," and in truth, "his worlcsdo follow 
him." We also nolice the death of l3ro. Samuel B. tStaualand, of the Churcli at 
Beulah; who also died slrortly after your last. session ; he contributed libeially to the 
support of our Religious Institutions, the very last weeks of his life havint? been 
•pent in an effort to secure a pastor for, and to revive his church; and had just suc- 
ceeded when he was called away. 

We have not experienced any material spiritual change. While there has been 
less missionary labor performed than for some years pas^; and a considerable fall- 
ing off in the contributions of the churches, owing to the extreme stringency in 
monetary affairs, many of the churches have experienced cheering revivas; and 
there is a perceptible iinprovement in the ministry, in etHciency as a body, while 
otliers are preparing to enter the field in sections where you were formerly under 
the necessity of sending the gospel by itinerant missionaries: our bounds are en- 
larging by the addition of new Churches, while our Association is beginning to be 
regarded as a working and efficient body, ciinract' rlzed by liarmony and unanimity; 
for which we should thank Qi)d and continue to work with unerring zeal, till "the 
waste places shall tie made glad, and the dc'^ert blossom as the rose." 

Respectfully submitted, 

a. W. HILL, Chm'n. 



List of Ministers Avith their Post-Offices. 



NAME. 


POST OFFICE. 


COUNTY. 


STATE, 


D. B. Ayrcs, 

T B R;irli)\V 


Red Banks 


Robeson, 


North Carolina 


Wilmington,. 

.■^hallotte, 


Sew Hanover, 


t» t. ' 


TopI Kfiinot,. 


Brunswick, 


a n 


T~> ~l-C Bpimett, 


Lii tie River 


Horry, 


South Carolina 


TVinipI THovtl 


Conwayboro' 




»i il 


SI r> Pollins 


Lumberton, 


Robeson, 


North Carolina 


P (1 rionnpllv 


Shoe Heel 


«t 


U ifc 


T W "Dickson 


Flemington 

Easy Hill, 


Columbus, 


<t (I 


A A l^^Alwards 


Brunswick 


.4 a ~ 


•T W Gore 


VV'liitcville, 


Columbus, 


a K 


T) "M TtOTP 






it n 


G W Hill 


(( 


t. 


a (» 


H H Holmes 


Conwayboro', . . 


Horry, 


"^onth Carolina 




Bladenboro', 


«laden, 


North Carolina 




Robeson's 


Brunswick, 


I. U 


T-v, T TjOII'*' 


Shallotte 




(( ii 


T\t R Martin 


Conwayboro', 

Red Banks . 


Horry, 


Sou'li Carolina 


^("^riTifiTi ATnrf in 


<obeson 


North CaroiinM, 


VJ T> IVTarf.in 


Conwayboro' 


Horry, 


South Carolina 


T> C McMillan 


Red Banks, 

Lumberton 


Robeson, 




IVoji.Ti iVfprrftr 






Nathan Milliken 


Shallotte, 


Brunswick, 


i' il 


A R Pittman 


Lumberton, 


Robeson, 


ti (t 


P'ornpv T-*rpviit,t, 


(( 


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(( ti 


F A Prevatt 


i( 


(c 


*( t( 


D J Rav 


Whiteville, 


Columbus, 


ti I. 


T AT Rpo-i iyt,pr 


White Hall 


Bladen, 


ti it 




Lumberton, 


Kobeson, 


i< (( 


To'^linn, WoIps 


Pirawaj', 


Columbus, 


(( tt 




Lumberton, 


Robeson 


it u 


J H Tart 


Fair Bluff, 


Columbus, 


a it 




Conwayboro', 


Horry, 


^outh Carolina, 


B. W. Wescott, 


Newberu, 


Craven, .-. 


North Cai-olina. 



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STATE OF EELI&ION AS INDICATED BY THE CHnRCH LETTERS- 



Antioch. — Has had a gracious revival — rejoices in love and seal. 

Ashpole. — Says, "We are enjoying peace and harmony." 

Back Swamp.— Says, "We are in peace." 

Sig Branch. — Says, "Peace and harmonj' seems to nbound among us " 

Clyhon's. — Rejoices in peace and love. 

Hog iS'wamp.— Says, "Peace and harmony prevails." 

Luriiberton.—S:3.js, "We are at peace one with anolher." 

Mount EUam. — Appears to be all well. 

Piney Forest. — Says, "Peace and harmony prevails." 

Pleasant Orove. — Has emerged from a "cold and lukewarm state" of ten years du- 
ration. 

Raft Swamp. — "Nothing interesting ;" 6 added by baptism. 

Spring Hill. — Rejoices at a gracious revival. 

Ten Mile Swamp. — Rejoicing; 12 .-idded by baptism. 

Tolarsville. — Liberal and zealous, hence hopeful and happy. 

Ziori's Tabernacle. — Says, "We have peace and harmony among ourselves." 

Cedar Orove. — Nothing special ; have had regular preaching. 

Cherry Orove. — Says, "We are in peace." 

Cross Roads. — Says, "Peace and harmony abounds." 

Flemington. — Peaceful and prosperous. 

Iron Hill X Roads. — Says, "We are at peace among ourselves." 

Macedonia. — Says, "We are in peace with some small exceptions." 

Mount Moriah. — "In peace;" complains of "coldness." 

Mount Sinai. — Says, "We are all in peace and love." 

Mount Tabor. — Says. "We are all in peace." 

Mount Zion. — Says, "We are in a very peaceable condition at the present time." 

New Hope, — Says, "We are a thriving church." 

Pleasant Hill. — Prosperous ; 16 added by baptism. 

Pleasant Plain. — Appears to be iu a prosperous condition ; 10 added by baptism. 

Porter Swamp. — Reports nothing special ; appears to be in peace. 

Piney Forest. — (Columbus Co.) In peace and prosperity." 

Seven O-eeA:*.— Says, "We are all in peace." 

Sweet JTowe.— Says, "We are in peace." 

Western Prong. — Prosperous ; 17 added by baptism. 

White Marsh.— ^ot represented. 



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Whiteville.—AppetiTS to be in peace. 
AbboUsburg. — "All in peace." 
Hester'')!. — ^Says, "We enjoy peace." 
Hickory Orove. — In peace and prosperity. 
FrencWx Creek. — "In a cold condition." 
Mount OZive.— Reports notliing unfavorable. 

Mount Pleasant.— ^&ys., "We are in peace; have had a glorious revival." 
Paradise. — "All in peace." 
Sandy Orove. — "In peace and harmony." 
Shady Orove. — "In peace and love." 

White Lak*.—JlSiS had a gracious revival ; has united with th« Cedar Creek Associ- 
ation. 
Antioch. — (Brunswick Co.) Is all well. 
Bethel. — Zeal and love seems to abound. 
Jieulah.—"ln peace," 

Bryan's Chapel. — "In a cold destitute condition." 
Cheerful Hope. — "Not so cold as formerly." 
Green Swamp CThfon.— JSTot represented. 
Lebanon.— "AM in peace." 
lAvingston's CTiapel. — "In a cold state." 

Mount Pisgah. — Says, "Coldness prevails, but we are all In peace." 
New Britain. — "In peace." 

5?iaZZo«e.— "Appears to be in a peaceful and proper condition, 
8hiloh.—"l\i a cold state." 
SUevi Orove.— "All in peace." 

JWasonftoro.— Appears to be in a prosperous condition. 
Bear Swamp. — "Has been revived." 
Hays' Swamp. — Is in a healthy condition. 
Piney i^oresf.— Says, "We are now in good order." 
BetMehem.—"H.a,s had a gracious revival." 
Buck Greek.— "All in peace." 

Bug Swamp. — "Not all in peace— have a small difficulty." 
Cedar Creek. — "All in peace." 
Comvayboro' . — All well. 
Oapway. — "In peace and prosperity." 
Honey Camp. — Seems to be in a healthy condition. 
Little Pee Dee. — In a fair condition. 
Macedonia.— (^. C.) "Have had glorious revivals." 
Mount Olive. — (S. C.) All in peace. 
Oak Grove.— "In peace and harmony." 
Pleasant Meadow.— "In peace." 
Salem.— "All in peace." 

iSocow^ee.— Appears to be peaceful and prosperous. 
Spring Branch, — "Has had a refreshing season." 
Springfield.—" AM In peace." 
Union.— "AM in peace." 
United Churches.— "In peace and harmony," 



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S. E. WARD, Treasurer, 

IN ACCOUNT WITH CAPE FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

1872. To Cash from Finance Committee 1 79 45 

" '^ Masonboro per H. Leunon 3 00 

By paid W. S. McDiarmid, Clerk, 30 00 

" " "■ Printing Minutes, 140 00 

" amount refunded to Abbottsburg Church.. . 1 50 

" cash on hand 10 95 

$182 45 $182 45 

}873. To amount on hand from last year 10 95 

'• cash from Finance Committee 168 06 

By paid D. K. Bennett, Clerk 30 00 

** " A. F. Eedd, printing Minutes 140 00 

" Cash on hand 9 01 

$179 01 $179 01 

1 874. To anioun t on hand from last year 9 01 

" cash from Finance Committee 1 42 55 

" " New Britain per D. K. Bennett,. 3 00 

By paid D. K. Bennett, Clerk 30 00 

" " " ■' Freight 1 25 

" " " " binding Minutes 1 50 

'* " H. Lennon, Freight 4 55 

" estimate for printing and publishing this year, 105 00 

" cash on hand -- 12 26 

$154 56 $154 56 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

DOMESTIC MISSION BOARD 

OF 

CAPi: FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Saturday, October 24th, 1874. 

Tlie Board was called to order by Elder A. E. Pittma1i3, 
Elder D. K. Bennett acting as Secretary, temporaiily. 

Elder D. K. Bennett invoked the Divine direction. 

The Chairman then announced the number of votes to 
which each Church was entitled under the Constitution. 

On motion Elder J. W. Dickson and brother E. W. Wooten 
were appointed to act in connection with the General Super- 
intendent, as a Committee on Finance. 

The G eneral Superintendent then made a statement of the 
operations of the Board for the past year, promising to submit 
in due time a written Report, giving precisely the facts and 
figures. 

On motion Elder A. E. Pittman was re-elected Chau^man; 
S. E. Ward, Secretary, and Neill Townsend, Treasurer. 

On motion, the plan of operations prosecuted by our Exec- 
utive Committee, in conjunction with our General Superinten- 
dent, meets our hearty approval, and we hereby tender to 
them our gratitude for their efl&cient management. 



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On motion, Elder Haynes Lennon was re-elected General 
Superintendent of Missions for this Association of Churches. 

On motion, Elder A. E. Pittman, and brethren S. E. Ward, 
Neill Townsend, Berry Godwin and Francis Lennon were, to- 
gether with the General Superintendent, elected an Executive 
Committee for the ensuing x\ssociational year. 

Committee of Finance reported that the finances were em- 
braced in a financial statement made by Elder Haynes Lennon 
General Superintendent of Missions, which is herewith pre- 
sented. 

Ordered, that this financial statement be received and ap- 
pended to these minutes. 

RESOLVED; That the funds collected for State and Foreig-n MissioBS be 
forwarded bj Elder Haynes Lennon to Baptist State Convention, 

Ordered, that all unfinished business be referred to the Ex- 
ecutive Committee of this Board. 

Adjourned to time and place specified for the next session 
of Cape Fear Baptist Association. 

A. E. PITTMAN, Peesidext. 

8. E. WAED, Secretary. 



REPORT OF ELDER HAYNES LENNON, GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT OF 
MISSIONS IN CAPE PEAR ASSOCIATION. 

Beloved Brethren: 

The trying crisis of the past year have had much lo do ia circumscribing our opi 
erations; and yet, while the time employed was smpJ] compared with the years o 
1870-'71, '72 and '73. the Lard was pleased to smile s^racionsly on the churches in copi- 
ously pouring out His Holy Spirit in the conversion of sinners— adding nearly Six 
Hundred souls to the Churches of the Assiciation. It is a fact worthy of note, that 
those regions which best sustained the Board of Missions by their contributions and 
their prayers, the Lord most signally blessed with his presence and j^race. 

The worli done this year was by Pastors odIv. who, as opportunity served thei'ii, 
visited churches in fields assigned them by the Executive Committee of Domestic 
Mission Board. Elders D J. Ray, six days; G. W. Hill, twenty-two days ; J. W 
Dickson, twenty four days ; A. R. Pittman, thirty-eight days ; IJ. K. Bennett, seven- 
ty-eight days; Haynes Lennoo, fourteen days; A, A. Edwards, whose report was 
overlooked at last session, twenty-four days— making an aggregate of two hundred 
and six days. Tliere is a small debt due of less than seventy dollars and pledges of 
more than lour times the amount of indebtedness. 

With properly directed energies there are abundant reasons to take courage and 
press forward in the good and great work that the Lord has committed to our care 
and attention. Respectfully submitted, 

HAYI^ES LENNON, SUP'X. 



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LIST OF LIFE MEMBERS 

OF THE DOMESTIC MISSION BOARD OF THK 
CAPE FEAR ASSOCIATION 



Ayree, E. S. 
Bennett, D. K. 
Bordeaux, M. M. 
Britt, John J. 
Bullock, Charles 
Clark, J. D. 
Coleman, Elisha 
Creech, Elijah 
Daniel, D. J. 
Edwards, A. A. 
Edwards, Haynes 
Ellis, J. B. 
Floyd, A. E. 
Godwin, B. 
Gore, J. W. 
Gore, D. N. 
Gore, A. M. 
Gore, W. E. 
Grantham, J. F. 
Granger, Levi, 
Hamilton; W. H. 
Hammond, Arch'd 
Hardee, Isaac, 
Harrelson, E. W. 
Hewett, Moses 
Hilbun, L. W. 
Hill, G. W. 
Holden, R. W. 
Inman, J. H. A. 



Inman, J. L. 
Jennings, S. B. 
Johnson, Ewen 
Jollie, J. H. 
Jones, G. W. 
Journigan, Wm. 
Kellihan, David 
Lancaster, Jesse 
Lawson, Alva 
Lennon, Hayues 
Lennon, Francis 
Lennon, Oran, 
Lennon, R, P. 
Lennon, J. E. 
Lennon, J. P. 
Lennon, Wright 
Lennon, D. S. 
Long, R. J, 
Marshburn, D. H. 
Mason, R. L. 
Mayo, J. A. 
McRackan, R. M. 
McGougan J. M. 
McDaniel, Eli 
Memory, T. S. 
Monroe, P. 
Moore, Oran 
Nance, L. F. 
Nance, J, L. 



Pate, G. G. 
Phillips, E. 
Pittman, A. R. 
Pittman, A. McA. 
Pope, H. T. 
Porter, Caswell 
Powell, A. F. 
Prevatt, F, A 
Prevatt, Jas. 
Price, F. D. 
"Ray, D. J. 
Register, A. M. 
Rogers, R. A. 
Smith, J. W. 
Stanaland, Joseph 
Stone, Samuel 
Stone, W. A. 
Sutton, J. G. 
Sutton, J. A. 
Todd, E. H. 
Thompson, S. B. 
Thompson, J. H, 
Townsend, Neill 
Ward. J. F. 
Wescott, J. L. 
Wescott, S. W. 
Worley, Coleman 
Williamson, J. L 
Yates, L. I. 



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Octobej^ 21st, 22d, 98(1 cf 24th, 1875. 

Eev. HAYNES LENNON, Moderator, Bladenbdro', N. C. 
,^Rev. D. K. BENNETT, Clerk, Little Hiver, S. C. 
S. E. WARD. Treasurer, Lumberton, I. C. 



RALEIGH: 

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January, 1876. 




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October 21st, 2 2d, 23d ^ 24th, 187 S. 



Rev. HAYNES LENNON, Moderator, Bladenboro', N. C. 
Rev. D. K. BENNETT, Clerk, Little River, S. C. 
S. E. WARD. Treasurer, Lnmberton, N. C. 



RALEIGH: 

^D WARDS, ^ROUQHTON ^ pO., J^RINTERS AND ^INDERS, 

January, 18T6. 



LIST OF OFE MEMBERS 

OF THE DOMESTIC MISSION BOARD OF THE CAPE FEAK AS- 
SOCIATION. 



Ayres, E. S. 

jBennett, D. K. 

.Bordeaux, M. M. 

Buliock, H. G. 

Briit, John J. 

BuUoek, Charles 

Clark, J. D. 

Coleman, Elisha 
'Creech, Elijah 

Daniel, D. J. 

Edwards, A. A. 
.Edwards. Ha^-nes 

Ellis, J. B. 

Elwell, J. D.* 

Floyd. A. E. 

Godwin, B. 

Gore, J. W. 

Gore, D. N. 

Gore; A. M. 

Gore, W. E. 

Grantham, J. F. 

Granger, Levi 

Hammond, Arch'd 

Hardee, Isaac 

Harrelson, E. W. 

Hev/ett, Moses 

Hilbun, L. W. 

Hill, G. W. 

Holden, R. W. 

Inman, J. H. A. 

Inman, J. L. 

Jennings, S. B. 

*Dead. 

Note. — If there are errors in this list, the brethren will please inform 
.the Secretary and it shall appear correct in the future. 



Johnson, Eweu 
JoUie, J. H. 
Jones, G. W. 
Journigan, Wm, 
Kellihan, David 
Lancaster, Jesse 
Lawsou, Alva 
Lennon, Haynes 
Lennon. Francis 
Lennon, Oran 
Lennon, R. P. 
Lennon, J. E. 
Lennon, J. P. 
Lennon, Wright 
Lennon, I). S. 
Lennon, Ira 
Long, R. J. 
Marshburn, D. H. 
Mason, R. L. 
Mayo, J. A. 
McRackan, R. M. 
McGougan, J. M. 
McDaniel, Eli 
Memory, T. S. 
Monroe, P. 
Moore, Oran 
Nance, L. F. 
Nance, J. L. 
Newbeury, T. B. 
Pate, G. G. 
Phillips, E. 



Pittman, A. R. 
Pittman, A. McA. 
Pope, H. T. 
Porter, Caswell 
Powell, A. F. 
Prevatt, J. T. 
Prevatt, F. A. 
Prevatt, Jas. 
Price, F. D. 
Ray. D. J, 
Register, A. M. 
Rogers, R. A. 
Smith, S. W. 
Smith, J- W. 
Stanaland, Daniel* 
Stanaland, Jo.^epli 
Stone, Samuel 
Stone, W. A. 
Sutton, J. G, 
Sutton, J. A. 
Todd, E. H. 
Thompson, S. B, 
Thompson, J. H, 
Townsend, Neill, 
Ward, J. F. 
Ward, S. E. 
Wescott, J. L. 
Wescott, S. W.* 
Worley, Coleman 
Williamson, J. I. 
Yates, L. I. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Thursday, October 21st, 1875. 

The Introductory Sermon was delivered by Elder A. R. 
Pittman, from Phil. 1 ; 27, at the close of which Elder H. 
Lennon led in prayer. 

An intermission of thirty minutes was given. 

Delegates assembled in the house. Clerk called list of 
Churches. Quorum present. 

The Moderator read John xvii. Hymn, " Before Jehovah's 
awful throne." Prayer, Elder D. B. Ayres leading. 

Elders A. R. Pittman and J. W. Dickson were chosen As- 
sistant Clerks. 

Brethren J. G. Powell, F. Lennon and G. W. Jones were 
appointed a Committee on Finance. 

On motion, the Church Letters were called lor and read, 
and the names of the delegates enrolled. 

The officers of the past year were unanimously re-elected, 
viz : Elder H. Lennon, Moderator ; Bro. S. E. Ward, Treas- 
urer; and Elder D. Iv. Bennett, Clerk. 

An invitation was extended to visitors and corresponding 
messengers, when J. J. McLendon and A. D. McClane from 
the Pee Dee Association, C. L. Powell from the \Velch Neck 
Association, J. C. Hocut from the Eastern Association, Elder 
J. B. Richardson, Cor. Sec. N. G. Baptist State Convention, 
Elder C. T. Bailey, Editor BiUicd Recorder, and Prof. C. E. 
Taylor, of Wake Forest College, came forward and were 
welcomed to seats. 

The following Committees were then appointed by the 
Moderator : 

On Edwcation—Vtoi. C. E. Taylor, Bro. J. L. Wescott and Elder D. B. 
Ayres. 

On Baptist State Convention — Elders J. B. Richardson, ,T. W. Dickson and 
Bro. E. W. Vt^ooten. 

On Periodicals — Elders C. T. Bailey and R. M. Sessoras, and Bro. J. C. 
Powell. 

On Vigilance — D. M. Shaw and J. D. Rogers. 

On Public Worsldp—T. W. Ayres, E. B. Ford, F. Lennon, J. F. "Ward 
and L. Granger. 

On motion, adjourned till 9| o'clock, A. M., to-morrow. 
Prayer, Elder C. T. Bailey leading. 



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Fkiday, October 22nd, 9 J A. M. 

Met pursuant to adjournment. Moderator in the Chair. 

Clerk called list of churches. Moderator read select por- 
tions of scripture. 

Hymn, " Ye that obey the immortal King." Prayer, El- 
der J. B. Richardson leading. 

Hymn, " Oh ! for a heart to praise mv God." Prayer^ 
Prof. C. E. Taylor leading. 

Invitation to visiting ministers and corresponding mes- 
sengers renewed. 

Elder J. W. Dickson presented a letter from' Smithville 
Station, giving an account of our missionary operations at 
that point. The Station sustained the Missionary sent there. 
The letter was referred to the Domestic Mission Board of 
the Cape Fear Association. 

The Moderator announced the following Committees : 

On Sunday Schools — Elders J. W. Dickson and J. W. Kirton, and Breth- 
ren Levi Granger and T. W. Ayres. 

On Special Uhange» — Elders A. R. Pittman, R. M. Sessoms and H. H, 
Holmes, and Brethren Lorenzo Sellers and Colin "Williams. 

On Examination of Applicants for Ordination — Elders A. R. Pittman, D, 

B. Ayres, J. B. Richardson, C. T. Bailey and J. H. Tart. 

On the Appointment of Messengers to otJier Associations — Elder T. B. New- 
beurry, and Brethren 8. E. Ward and Eli Wishart. 

On Ministeriid Support— Brethren W. J. Tolar, Eli Wishart and E. W. 
Wooten, and Elders C. T. Bailey and J. W, Gore. 

An invitation was extended to newly constituted ©hurches 
desiring admission into this Association. 

A communication was received from certain brethren of 
the church at Mill Creek asking for assistance, whereupon^ 
the Moderator, 

On motion, appointed the following Committee to visit 
said church, and endeavor to give them necessary aid and 
instruction, viz : Elders J. W. Dickson, L. W. Hilbun and 
A. A. Edwards. 

On motion, the Moderator was added to said Committee, 

The Committee appointed at last session to visit the 
church at Beaverdam, Columbus Co., was called on to report. 

The Committee made a verbal report, upon which they 
were discharged, and the members of said church were ad- 
vised to unite with adjacent churches, which churches were 
requested to give them proper attention. 

Enquiry was made concerning the church at Antioch, S. 

C. After some deliberations on the subject, its further con- 
sideration was postponed till next session. 



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The following churches applied for letters of dismission 
to form a new Association, to be called the Waccamaw As- 
sociation, viz : 

Iron Hill X Roads, Mt. Tabor, New Hope, Pleasant Hill, 
Seven Creeks, Shallotte, New Britain, Silent Grove, Bethle- 
hem, Buck Creek, Macedonia, (S. C.,) Oak Grove, Pawley 
Swamp, Springfield, Pleasant Meadow. 

Letters, on motion, unanimously granted. 

On motion, the Moderator led the Association in praj'er 
for the success and prosperity of the new Association. 

Committee on Periodicals reported. 

Remarks by Elders C. T. Bailey, Prof. C. E. Taylor, J. W. 
Dickson, A. R. Pittman, J. H. Tart, J. J. McLendon, Bro. J. 
L. Wescott and the Moderator. 

Report adopted and ordered to be appended to these 
minutes. 

The Association then took a recess of thirty minutes. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Association came in session. 

Prayer by Elder E. D. Johnson. 

Elder J. W. Dickson presented the claims of the church 
at Whiteville, whereupon a collection was taken up for the 
benefit of said church, amounting to $18.50. 

Elder J. B. Hartwell, of the China Mission, Elder G. S. 
Jones, of Wilmington, and Eider W. S. Melvin, of the Ce- 
dar Creek Association, were introduced and invited to seats. 

Committee on Education reported. 

After remarks on the subject by Prof C. E. Tajdor, Elders 
C. T. Bailey, J. B. Richardson, J. W. Dickson and others, 
the report was received and ordered to be appended to these 
minutes. 

On motion, it was 

Resolmd, That the next session of this Association be hekl with the church. 
at Cross Koads, Columbus Co., JST. C, to commence on Thursday before 
tlie fourth Sabbath in October, 1876, at 11 A. M. EUier D. J. Ray to 
preach the Introductory Sermon-, Elder D. K. Bennett, Alternate. Elder 
J. W. Dickson to preach at 12 M. on Sabbath; Elder A. R. Pittman, Al- 
ternate. 

Elder J. B. Hartwell was unanimously requested to preach 
at 12 M. on Sabbath of this session, vice Elder H. Lennon, 
the regular appointee excused. 

On motion, it was 



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Besolved, That the Sabbath collections, at this session, be applied to For- 
eign Missions. 

On motion, adjourned. 

Prayer, Elder G. S. Jones leading. 



Saturday, October 23rd, 9| A. M. 

Clerk called list of churches. Quorum present. 

Hymn, " Our Captain leads us on." Prayer, Eider J. B. 
Hartwell leading. 

Hymn, " Soldiers of Christ arise." Prayer, Bro. J. L. 
Wescott leading. 

Invitation to visiting brethren and corresponding mes- 
sengers renewed, when Brother R. S. Moore and Elder Joel 
Allen, from the Welch. Neck Association, accepted seats. 

Minutes of yesterday read and accepted. 

List of delegates called and corrected. 

Committee on Finance reported. 

Report received and ordered to be appended to these 
minutes. 

Committee to select Corresponding Messengers to other 
Associations reported. 

Report received and ordered to be appended to these 
minutes. 

Committee on Sunday Schools reported. 

After remarks on the subject by Elders G. S. Jones, J. B. 
Richardson, and Bro. C. L. Powell, the report was adopted 
and ordered to be appended to these minutes. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That the churches in this Association be requested to append to 
their annual lettei"s a Sunday School statistical table, giving the number of 
pupils and teachers, also the name and P. O. Address of their Superinten- 
dent. 

Committee on Special Changes reported. 

Report received and ordered to be appended to these 
minutes. 

Committee on Ministerial Support reported. 

Remarks on the subject b}'- Elder G. S. Jones, Brethren J. 
L. Wescott, Franeis Lennon, E. W. Wooten and the Mode- 
rator. 

Report received and ordered to be appended to these 
minutes. 

On motion, it was 



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Resolved, That the Secretary of this Association he authorized to draft a 
form of annual statistical letter, and have 500 copies of the same printed 
and distributed among the churches, and that the Clerks of the Churches 
«se the same in reporting to this bodj\ 

On motion, it was, 

Resolved. That the Clerk have 2,000 copies of these minutes printed at 
the Biblical Recorder otfice and distribute the same pro rata among the 
Churches. 

Ordered, That the Clerk have thirty dollars for his services. 

Committee on Baptist State Convention reported. 

Remarks by Elders J. B. Richardson, J. B. Hartwell and 
J. J. MeLendon, foliowing which the report was adopted, 
and ordered to be appended to these minutes, and a collec- 
tion taken up for State Missions amounting to $24.91. 

Recess of thirty minutes. 



AFTERNOON SESSION, 

Association re-assembled. 

Prayer by Elder D. K. Bennett. 

Committee on Examination of Applicants for Ordination 
reported. 

Report received and ordered to be appended to these 
minutes. 

The Association gave way for the necessary space of time 
for a meeting of the Domestic Mission Board. 

Association re-assembled. 

Or: motion, the following were appointed delegates to the 
Baptist State Convention to assemble in the Baptist Church 
in Shelby, N. C, Nov. 3rd, 1875, viz: Haynes Lennon, A. 
R. Pittm'an, T. B. Newbeurry, S. E, Ward, S. B. Thompson, 
R. L. Mason, J. T. Bullard, W. J. Tolar, H. G. Mitchell, E. 
W. Wooten, Francis Lennon and F. A. Prevatt. 

On motion, it was 

Rfisolred, That the thanks of this Association be and they are hereby ten- 
dered to the members of Bear Swamp Churcli and citizens of the commu- 
nity, for their hospitalitj'' and liberal support of this body during this ses- 
sion. 

On motion, all unfinished business w^as referred to the 
officers of the Association. 
On motion, adjourned. 

HAYNES LENNON, Moderator. 
D. K. Bennett, Secretary. 



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Sunday Morning, October 24th, 1875. 

A Sunday School Mass Meeting was held in the Church. 
Appropriate speeches were made by Elders G. S. Jones and 
J. J. McLendon. 

At the Stand, Elder G. S. Jones led in the appointed ser- 
vice of the day, with a sermon from Col. 1 : 27-28. 

Elder J. B. Hartwell followed with the Missionary Ser- 
mon of the session, from I Thess. 5 : 11-12. 

An immense throng was in attendance, and the sermons 
were listened to with eager attention. 

After service, a collection was taken up in aid of Foreign 
Missions, as per resolution of Friday, with the following re- 
sult : 

Payments. — H. Lennon, $5 ; J. L. Wescott, $5 ; J. L. In- 
man, $10 ; Giles Williams, $5 ; J. N. Page, $5 ; W. J. Tolar, 
$5 ; E. Page, $2 ; Jacob Leggett, $5 ; Francis Lennon, $5 ; 
Robert In man, 50 cts. ; A Friend, 10 cts. ; Mrs. C. L. Spi- 
vey, 25 cts. ; Miss F. E. Smith, 25 cts. ; Congregation $29.64. . 
Total Cash, $77.74. 

Pledges.— C. L. Powell, $15 ; A. B. Page, $15 ; L. R. Dan- 
iels, $10 ; J. P. Pittman, $5 ; J. C. Hocut, $5 ; H. H. Pratei% 
$5. Total Pledges, $55. 



APPENDIX. 



EEPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 

The object of the Convention is to serve tlie mediatorial Jesus in the in- 
strumental conversion of the world. 

Its work is divided into Hc7ne and Foreign Missions, Ministerial Eduea- 
tion and Sunday Schools. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

This Board has for its mission to supply the destitute sections of our 
own State with the gospel. It Jias now seven missionaries in its employ, 
doing good and valuable service. It ought to have not less than fifty. But 
from a lack of co-operation of the various Associations, its labors are very 
much circumscribed. It is enough to stir our souls to learn the iireat des- 
titution of our State and to hear tlie cries for help connng up to us from 
all sections. Brethren, can we not co-operate more in the future with this 
Board 1 

FOREIGN MISSIOJVS. 

We glory in the last great command of our Loi'd and Savioui'. ^/e pro- 
fess to the world to be Missionary Baptists. And we cannot, we dare not, 
cease our efforts in this department of christian labor. Tliree-fourtlis of 
the human family know nothing of the Lamb of God thattaketh away the 
sins of the world. Tiiey have never heard of Jesus, the Christ. This 
Board has a glorious record in its missions but it is sadly deficient now in 
funds. It must have aid or will be compelled to recall its Missionaries. 
Shall we suffer the Board to do this? 

SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

The motto of this Board is a Baptist Sunday School in every town and 
school house in North Carolina. It will not rest until this is attained. It 
has one Missionary now regularly employed in visiting and organizing Sun- 
day Schools in destitute sections and in churches which have none. Every 
pastor and church who has had experience in these schools Itnow the great 
importance of this work. Let us join the Board in carrying out the motto 
above. 

EDUCATION. 

As you have had a report on this object, we earnestly commend it to 
your consideration and approval. 

In conclusion, we earnestly recommend to our Association to adopt .some 
plan by which we can more successfully reach all our brethren and enlist 
them in this glorious work of the Convention. 
Respectfully submitted, 

E. W. WOOTEN, 

J. W. DICKSON, 

J. B. RICHARDSON, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO SELECT MESSEJTgERS TO OTHER 

ASSOCIATIONS. 

Your Committee on Correspondents beg leave to make the following re 
port: 



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To the Eastern Association — A. A. Edwards, J. P. Lennon and J. C. 
Carroll. 

To the WelcJi Neck Association — W. A. Memery, T. W. Ayres and D. B. 
Ayres. 

7'o the Pee Bee Association — P.O. Connelly, J. C. Humphrey and S. E. 
Ward. 

To the Cedar Creek Association— T. B. Newbeury, W. J. Tolar and R. M. 
eessoms. Respectfully submitted, t. B. NEWBEURY, 

ELI WISHART, 
S. E. WARD, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF EXAMINATION OF APPLICANTS 

FOR ORDINATION. 

Your Committee have prayerfull}^ and carefully examined the three 
brethren sent up by the churches for examination, on their christian expe- 
rience, call to the ministry and views of doctrine, and are pleased to report 
that Ave are fully satisfied as to tlie correctness of the views and experience 
of the candidates. 

We therefore recommend the ordination to the full work of the ministry 
Brethren D. B. Dow and J. W. Guhganijs, whenever it maj- be convenient 
for their respecti\'e churches to secui-e a Presbytery. And whereas, tlje 
church and commuuit\% asking the examination of Bro. William Cannon, 
lias received a letter of dismission from this Association, for the purpose of 
forming a new Association at an early day, therefore we would, while we 
are satisfied with his christian experience, call to the ministry and doctrine, 
respectfully refer the question of iiis ordination to the brethren of the Eew 
Association. Respectfully submitted, A. R. PITTMAN, 

C. T. BAILEY, 
J. H. TART, 

J. B. RICHARDSON, 

D. B. AYRES, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

Public sentiment requires that Ministers of the Gospel should dress de- 
cently and live at least as well as the larger class of their hearei'S, not ex- 
travagantly or foolishly, as the wealthier, nor in poverty and rags as the 
poorer, but in such a way as neither to disgust the one nor prejudice the 
other. A minister in rags and poverty, and burdened with debt, cannot 
acceptably preach the Gospel of Christ, and is a living reproach to the 
churches. 

There can be no doubf in the mind of an unprejudiced reader of tlie 
New Testament of two of its leading principles governing the ministr3^ 
1. They are commanded to "forsake all " and "go into all the world and 
preach tlie gospel." 2. They are to be supported by the churches. Every 
christian is under obligation to contribute of his earthly things to this ob- 
ject. Tlie ministe!' is required by the scriptures to demand this support of 
the churches. Those professed followers of Christ, who are able to give 
of tlieir substance and refuse to do so, aie guilty of the sin of covetous- 
ness, which is idoh\try, and forbidden m the AVord of God. We hope to 
see the da,7 when t!ie people of the living God shall awake to their duly in 
this important department of christian v,'ork. 

Respectfully submitted, E. W. WOOTEN, 

W. J. TOLAR, 
C. T. BAILEY, 
J. W. GORE, 
ELI WISHART, 

Committee. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PERIODICALS. 

Your Committee are persuaded that tlie members of our churches should 
earnestly endeavor to cultivate their minds and hearts and prepare them- 
selves for the work to which they are called of God, by prayerfully at- 
tending on the preached word, and bj^ diligently reading the Bible, and by 
gathering arguments and encouragements from such books and papers as 
are true to the great principles of the Gospel of Christ. That they may be 
ever read}^ to give a reason for their faith and an answer to the opposers of 
the truth. This we regard as the duty and privilege of every good stew- 
ard of the manifold grace of God, and faithful servant in the Master's 
vineyard. For these reasons we would most earnestly recommend care- 
ful attention to these human instrumentalities, and a more general circu- 
lation of them, for our cultivation and improvement. 

We cordially recommend the Biblical Recorder, our State Organ, 
which has for forty-une years vindicated the truth and righteousness of 
Gsd to all our brethren and sisters as worthy still, though aged, of their 
conlidence and support. It is jnMMied for God's people, it is your paper, 
and has no other motive than to benefit you as a christian. 

We also call your attention to our Sundaj' School paper. Kind Words, 
as a valuable help in the religious instruction of our children. 
Respectfully submitted, 

C. T. BAILEY, 
R. M. SESSOMS, 
J. C. POWELL. 

Coiamit'tee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL CHANGES. 

Your Committee on Special Changes report as follows: 

The past has been a year of prosperity and great encouragement to Zion 
in the bounds of our Association. Many souls enlisted under the banner 
of the cross and but few veterans have fallen. 

We mourn the loss of Elder S. W. Wescott, by tlie hand of death; a 
bright light has gone out but we trust to shine the brighter in glorj'-. The 
church at Bethel, of which Elder VVescott was a member, also mourns the 
loss of Deacon Lewis W. Wescott, a pious and devoted christiyn. Also 
some otiiers have crossed the river and gone home to rest. Fifteen churches 
have taken letters to organize a new Association wdiich seems to be the 
most prominent change in our bounds. The mission work lias been seri- 
ously embarras.sed by the inetricient management of its soliciting agent. 

The Sunday School work appe^irs to be growing in interest. We would 
return our humble gratitude to God for the boimtiful blessings of the j'ear. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTEE. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

Your Committee would respectfully report: 
Amount sent up by the churches as Association Fund, $110.81. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTEE. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. 

No human agency can call a man to preach the gospel. Unless a man 
has been called of God, he runs without being sent, but when one feels it 
his duty to preach and his church endorses him, there can be no doubt that 
he should seek, by all means, to cultivate his heart and mind. God's min- 
isters are his gift to his churches, and if one . is unable to educate himself 
the church s^iould aid him. 



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There are now at Wake Forest College about twenty-five young Baptist 
ministers, studying with reference to the gospel ministry. t)f this num- 
ber, fifteen are relying upon the assistance of the Education Board. We 
most cordially recommend to the churches that collections be made to aid in 
their support. There is needed in North Carolina a general awakening on 
the whole subject of Education. The last United States census shows that 
we are behind the other States. Though God has given us the most favor- 
ed clhnate and unsurpassed resources, Ave will fail to have the wealth and 
influence to which Ave are entitled, until we shall Avipe away this reproach. 

^e do therefore most earnest)}' recommend to the members of this As- 
sociation that they use home training, common schools, academies and our 
college at Wake Forest College, to the utmost possible extent for the train- 
ing of the young in our midst. 

Respectfuuj' submitted, 

C. E. TAYLOR, Chairman. 



REPORT OF CO]\IMITTEE ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The subject of Sunday Schools is one that has need of being kept con- 
tinually before the people, as the work progresses new ideas develop them- 
selves, and from experience we draAV lessons of Avisdom to direct us in our 
future operations. While your Committee would recommend punctual at- 
tendance upon, and strict compliance Avith the rules and regulations of the 
different Sunday School Institutes organized for the purpose of stimulating 
and promoting this object, Ave Avould also recommend that the ]\Iissionaries 
sent out bj' the Association be so instructed as to make it an important 
part of their duty to look after, organize and encourage Sunday Schools in 
the destitute and unfavored sections. Also that some system of colportage 
be devised by this Association Avhereby our schools may be supplied Avith 
such reading matter as Avill be beneficial to the young. 

We also further recommend that more attention be given to the circula- 
tion of books, papers and tracts, setting forth our great denominational 
truths as taught by Christ and His Apostles. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTEE. 



ID I a- E S T 

OF THE 



tatfi of ReMioD as IMicaM ly tie Cliri;li Letters. 



Antioch. — (Robeson Co.,) Says, "We are still in peace, harmony abound- 
ing." 

Ashpole. — ''Has made gradual progress, suiritually, as well as numeri- 
cally," 

Back Swranp. — Appears to be all aa'cH. 

Big Branch. — Has had a glorious revival. 

Clybon's. — Is increasing in strength and spirituality. 

Hog Swamp. — " Is in a prosperous condition." 

Lumbertoii. — " Has been abundantlv blest." • 



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Mt. Eliam. — In peace, " much revived." 
Fiiiey Forest— {Ro^oesou Co.,) " Harinoay prevails." 
Pleasant Grove. — Has "some confusion." 
Ritft Simmp. — '• In peace." Received by baptism 13. 
Spring Hill. — " Harmony abounds." 
Ten Mile Swamp. — " In peace." 
Tola/rsville. — Appears all well. 
Zion's Tabirnade. — " Peace and harmony." 
Cedar Grove. — " In peace." 
Cherry Grove. — "In peace." 

Cross Roach. — Says, " We rejoice that the Lord has been mindful of ug 
in the continuance of His blessings." 
Flemington. — " In peace." 

Iron Hill X RoacU. — Received a letter of dismission. 
Macedonia. — "In peace." Ko pastor. 
Mt. Moriah.—'' In peace " 

3/;'. *'?;/?.''(■.—" In peace." . . . . 

Mt. Tabor. — Received a letter of dismission. 
Mt. Zion. — " Mas had a small revival." 
Ne'io Hope. — Received a letter of dismission. 
Pleasant Hill. — Received a letter of dismission. 
Pleasant Plain — Appears to be in good condition. 
Porter Swamp. —Appears ail well. 
Piney T^brrs/J— (Columbus Co.,) In peace. 
Seven Greeks. — Received a letter of dismission. 
Wesiern Prong. — Has had a glorious revival. 
White Mar-ih. — Rejoicing, has had a revival. 
Whiteville. — Peaceful , prayerf u i . hopeful . 
Abbottshwrg. — Shows signs of prosperity. 
Hester's. — •' Enjoys peace." 
Hickory Grore. — " Enjoys peace." 
French's Creek. — " All in peace." 
1 Mt. Olive. — (Bladen Co.,) Appears all well. 
Mt. Pleasant.— Rejolcmg, has had a revival, 
Shady Grove. — Zealous, prayerful, hopefid. 
Bethel. — In peace and love. 
Beulah. — " In a cold state." 
Lebanon. — " In a healthy condition." 
Mt. Pisgah. — '-AH in peace." 
New Britain. — Received a letter of dismission, 
ShaUotte. — Received a letter of dismission. 
Shiluli. — ' ' In a cold state. " 
Silent Grove. — Received a letter of dismission. 
Masonboro\ — Has had a refreshing season. 
Bear Swamp. — '' Has been refreshed and built up." 
Hays' Swamp — Appears all well. 
Piney Grove. — " Has had a glorious revival." 
BetMehem. — Received a letter of dismission. 
Buck Greek. — Received a letter of dismission. 
Bug Swamp. — "In peace and harmony." 
Cedar Creek. — " In peace," 
Conwayhoro' . — In a cold state, ^ 

Honey Camp. — " In peace." 

Macedoni'i. (S. 0.)— Roceived a letter of dismission. 
Mt. Olive, (S. C.)— ■' In peace." 
Oak Grove. — Received a letter of dismission. 
Pawky ^iSM^am,;!.— Received a letter of dismission. 
Pleasant Meadow. — Received a letter of dismission, 
Salem. — Has had a cheering revival. 
Spring Branch. — '■ Considerably improved," 



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Springfield. — Received a letter of dismission. 
tliiion. — " All in peace." 
United Chui-che^. — "In peace and harmony.' 



List of Ministers vv^ith their Post-Offiees, 



NAMES. 


POST OFFICE. 


COUNTY. 


STATE. 


D. B. Ayres, 

J. B. Barlow, 

D K . Bennett. . . . 


Red Banks 

Wilmington, . . . . 

Little River, 

Fair Bluflf, 

Antioch 

Shoe Heel, 

Flemington 

Lumberton 

Easy Hill, ....... 

Abbottsburg, .. ... 

Whiteville 

Robeson's., 


Robeson, 

New Hanover, . . 
Horrv 


North Carolina. 

44 41 

South Carolina 


J. H. Blanton, . . 

S. D. Collins 

P. C. Connelly, 

J. W. Dickson,. . . . 

D. B. Dow, 

A. A. Edwards, . . . 
J W Guriianus,. . . 


Columbus, 

Robeson, .... . 

;4 

Columbus, 

Robeson, 

Brunswick, 

Bladen 


North Carolina. 

14 14 
44 44 
(4 44 
X .4 

44 44 

" Is 


G. W Hill, 

L W liill)un 


Columbus, 

Brunswick, 

Hori'Y 


(4 41 
44 4 1 


H II. Holmes, 


('onwayboro', 

Gailivant's Ferry,.. 

Bladenboro', 

Robeson's 

Red Banks, 

4. 44 

Lumberton 

.4 44 

" " ....... 

....... 

Whiteville 

White Hall 

Lumberton 

44 44 
41 4 4 

Fair Bluff, .'..'.'.... 
Conwayboro', 


South Carol'na 


J W. Kirtou 


" 


4 . 44 


Havnes Lennon,. . . 


Bladen 


Nortli Carolina. 


J. P. Lennon, 

Norman Martin,., . 
D. C. McMillan,. . . 

Noah Mercer 

A. R. Pittman, 

Forney Prevatt, . . . 

F. A. Prevatt 

D. J. Ray 


Brunswick 

Robeson, 

44 
44 
44 
44 
44 

Columbus, 

Bladen, 

Robeson, 

44 
( 4 

Columbus, 

Horry, 


14 44 

4 1 44 

.4 44 

11 4 ( 

(4 4! 

44 £1 

(1 (4 - 

44 44 


J. M. Register, 

R. M. Sessoms, 

T. B. Newbeury, . . 

Isham Stone, 

J. H. Tart, 

J. R. Tbompsou,.. . 


44 41 
11 (< 
11 44 
41 4( 

44 44 

South C-arolina. 



Note.— Elders Joel Bennett, D. Boyd, J. W. Gore, D. N. Gore, R. J. 
Long, M. R. Martin, W. D Martin, N. Milliken and J. Soles, go with the 
Waccamaw Association. 



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PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

DOMESTIC MISSION BOARD 

OF 

Cape Fear Baptist Assoeiation. 

Saturday, October 23rd, 1875. 

The Board .vas called to order by the President, Elder A. 
R. Pitt m. an. 

Elder J. W. Dickson invoked the Divine direction. 

The President then announced the number of votes to 
.which each church was entitled under the Constitution. 

Brethren F. Lennon, G. W. Jones and AV. C. Powell were 
a])[iointed to act in connection with the General Superin- 
tendent as a Committee on Finance. 

The churches were then called in order, and presented 
their contributions as per report annexed. 

On motion, Elder A. R. Pittman was unanimously re- 
elected President; Bro. S. E. Ward was elected Treasurer; 
and Elder D. K. Bennett, Secretary. 

The Gfiieral Superintendent then made a statement of 
the operations of the Board for the ]>ast year, promising to 
submit in due time a written report, giving precise facts 
and figures, wiiich forthcoming report was ordered to be ap- 
pended to these minutes. 

On motion. Eldei- H. Lennon was unanimously re-elected 
General Superinten<lent and Financial Agent of the Board 
for the ensuing year. 

On motion, Brethren John Warwick, E. W. Wooten. AY. 
J. Tolar, F. Lennon and G. AA^. Jones were, together with 
tlie General Superintendent, elected an Executive Commit- 
tee for the eiisuing year. 

On motion, 

liemlced. That we endeavor to obtain the services of Elder D. J. Ray as 
one of oui' Missionaries during the ensuring year. 



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On motion, 



Be»oUed, That the names of the Life Members of tins Bo;ird who liu'/e 
died be continued on the List of Life Members.* 

On motion, it was 

Besolved, That all unfinished business be referred to tlie Executive Com- 
mittee. 

On motion, adjourned. 

A. R. PITTMAN, 
D. K. Bennett, President. 

Secretary. 



*AVill the brethren inform the Secretary if any name is omitted thift 
properly belongs to the List of Life ^lembers. 



EEPORT OF HAYNES LENNON, GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT 
OF MISSIONS IN CAPE FEAR ASSOCIATION. 

Beloved Brethren : — The depressed condition of the country, together 
■with the disappointed trust confided in our Soliciting Agent l)y the Execu- 
tive Committee, have conduced to most meagre results in fifty of the 
clmrches of the Association. It is yet highly creditable to the thirty that 
have worked that their labors have not been in vain in the Lord. We have 
only to examine the statistics to see what pastors and churches are actively 
alive to their duties, to convince us that had the entire Association been up 
and doing, tliat our record for the present year would have 'exceeded our 
most sanguine expectations. The excitement of the interior and southern 
churches will soon subside, and our people will calm down and fall intt) 
line of active co-operation, swelling our treasurj^ and presenting a liealthy 
spiritual condition. The outlook for the incoming year presents features 
of a more pleasing character, while the working portion will take courage 
and push the centennial with a zeal becoming the servants of our blessed 
Redeemer. 

It is with gratitude to Almighty God that w^e present our Board free from 
debt, with increased funds for State and Foreign Missions, while our edu- 
cational means have been greatlj^ increased, and are now assuming a shape 
that augurs w^ell for our ministerial improvement in the future. 

Elders A. R. Pittman and D. K. Bennett, with a few of the pastors, have 
done the entire w^ork for the year, and we pray the blessings of our Lord 
Jesus Christ upon their labors. 

Respectfully, HAYNES LENNON, Gen. Sur t. 



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(EtfTABlLISHED 1833.) 



C. T. BAILEY, ( T,,.,-..,., 
J. D. HIT F BAM, > J^(^^f'Ois. 



The delegates to the last Baptist State Convention expressed their warm 
appi'obation of the R*;cokder and agreed to unite i-a an effort to greatly 
increase its circulation during the year. Relying upon the co-operation of 
our brethren, we are doing all in our power to render the paper more use- 
ful and accjieptabie to the churches. We are adding to our expenses that 
tlie paper may be of more service to the laborers in all the departments of 
life and vfork. The circulation of the Recordek in your church depends 
upon you. Will yon not help usv 



TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: 

One copy one year, inclucling postage, .^2 10 

One copy, six tnoretrhs. do do 1 ^5 

Address, Edwards, Broughton & Co., 

Raleigh, N. C. 



C. B. Edwaeds. 



N. B. Beotjghton. 



C. T. Bailey, Editor. 




|?rtitters and tStitders^ 



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All classes of Printing and Binding executed on short 
notice, and as cheap as at any other house in the State. • 

jg^^^-The only combined Job Office and Book Bindery 
in the city. 



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MINUTES 



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SsYsnty-Second Annual Session 



OF THE 




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O^^IE^IB in:B..^I=L 






HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



CEOSS ROADS, COLUMBUS COUNTY, "S. C, 



October 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd, 1876. 



Key. HAYWES LENNON, Moderator, Bladenboro', N. C. 
Rev. ». K, BENNETT, Clerk, Liimberton,N.C. 
Rer. A. R. PITTMANj Assistant Clerk, Lumberton, N. C. 
S. E. WARD, Treasurer, Lumberton, N, C. 



RALEIGH: 

EDWARDS, BROUGHTON & CO., PRINTERS AND BINDERS, 

January, 1877. 



LIST OF LIFE MEMBERS 

OF THE DOMESTIC MISSION BOARD OF THE CAPE FEAR 

ASSOCIATION. 



Ayres, Wm.* 
Ayres, D. B. 
Ayres, E. S. 
Bennett, D. K. 
Bordeaux, M. M.- 
Bullock, H. Q. 
Britt, John J. 
Bullock, Charles, 
Clark, J. D. 
Coleman, Elisha 
Creech, Elijah 
Daniel, D. J. 
lEdwards, A. A. 
lEdwards, Haynes 
Ellis, .7. B. 
Elwell, J. D.* 
Enzor, H. 
Floyd, A. E. 
Godwin, B. 
Gore, J. W. 
Gore, D. N. 
Gore, A. M. 
Gore, W. E. 
Grantham, J. F. 
Granger, Levi 
Hammond, Arch'd 
Hardee, Isaac 
Harrelson, E. W. 
Hewett, Moses 
Hilbun, L. W. 
Hill, G. W. 
Holden, R. W. 
Inman, J. H. A. 
Inman, J. L. 



Jennings, S. B. 
Johnson, Ewen 
Jollie, J. H. 
Jones, G. "W. 
Journigan, Wm. 
Kellihan, David 
Lancaster, Jesse 
Lawson, Alva 
Lennon, Haynes 
Lennon, Francis 
Lennon, Oran 
Lennon, R. P. 
Lennon, J. E. 
Lennon, J. P. 
Lennon, Wright 
Lennon, D. S. 
Lennon, Ira 
Long, R. J. 
Ludlam, W. C 
Marshburn, D. H. 
Mason, R. L. 
Mayo, J. A. 
McRackan, R. M. 
McGougan, J. M. 
McDaniel, Eli 
Memory, T. S. 
Monroe, P. 
Moore, Oran 
Nance, L. F. 
Nance J. L, 
Newbeury, T. B. 
Pate, G. G. 
Phillips, E. 
Phillips, J. T. 



Pittman, N. R. 
Pittman, A. R. 
Pittman, A. McA. 
Pope, H. T. 
Porter, Caswell 
Powell, A. F. 
Prevatt, J. T. 
Prevatt, F. A. 
Prevatt, Jas. 
Price, F. D. 
Ray, D. J. 
Register, A. M. 
Rogers, R. A. 
Smith, S. W. 
Smith, J. W. 
Stanaland, Daniel* 
Stanaland, Joseph 
Stone, Samuel 
Stone, W. A. 
Sutton, J. G. 
Sutton, J. A. 
Todd, E. H. 
Thompson, S. B. 
Thompson, J. H. 
Townsend, Neill, 
Ward, J. F. 
Ward, S. E. 
Wescott, J. L. 
Wescott, S. W,* 
Worley, Coleman 
Woodside, R. W. 
Williamson, J. I. 
Yates, L. I. 



*Dead. 

Note. — If there are errors in this list, the brethren will please inform 
the Secretary and it shall appear correct in the future. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Thursday, October 19th, 1876. 

The Introductory Sermon was delivered by Elder D. J. 
Ray, from John 15 : 9. At the close of which, Elder H. 
Lennon led in prayer. 

An intermission of twenty minutes was given. 

Delegates assembled in the house. Clerk called list of 
churches. 

The Moderator read John 17. Hymn: "'Come let our 
voices join to raise." Prayer, Elder A.'R. Pittman leading. 

Elder A. R. Pittman and Brother W. J. Tolar were chosen 
Assistant Clerks. 

Brethren E. W. Wooten, Giles Williams and J. C. Powell 
were appointed a Committee on Finance. 

On motion, the Church Letters were called for and read, 
and the names of the delegates enrolled. 

The officers of the past year were unanimously re-elected, 
viz : Elder H. Lennon, Moderator ; Bro. S. E. Ward, Treas- 
urer ; and Elder D. K. Bennett, Clerk. 

An invitation was extended to visitors and Correspond- 
ing Messengers, when Elders E. Dodson, C. T. Bailey. R. H. 
Griffith, G. W. Harmon and W. S. Melvin, and Bro. Daniel 
Register, accepted the invitation and were welcomed to 
seats. 

An invitation was extended to newly constituted churches 
desiring to unite with this Association, when petitions were 
presented from the following : 

Smithville, Brunswick Co. ; White Pond, Robeson Co. ; 
Galeed, Bladen Co.; Bogue Chapel, Columbus Co.; and Long 



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Branch, Robeson Co., all of which were, after due enquiry 
and examination into their orthodoxy and christian status, 

On motion, unanimously received, and the right hand of 
fellowship extended the delegates. 

The Moderator then announced the following Commit- 
tees : 

On Edmaiion.—Q. T. Bailey, J. L. Wescott and W. J. Tolar. 

On Bcqytist State Convention. — R. II. Griffith, J W. Dickson and E. 
DodsoD. 

On Periodicals. — G. W. Harmon, A. R. Pittman and R. M. McRackan. 

On Public WorsMp. — F. Lennon, J. L. Wescott, C. Porter, Joseph Stan- 
aland and John Warwick. 

On Sunday Schools. — Dr. J. F. Harrell, W. S. Melvin and J.R. Burchett. 

On Special Changes. — W. J. Tolar, J. M. Register and J. W. Dickson. 

On Ordinations.— Q. W. Hill, J. W. Dickson, E. Dodson, C. T. Bailey 
and R. H. Griffith. 

On Correspondence. — D. C. Humphrey, E. W. Wooten and F. L- Haynes. 

On Ministerial Support. — R. M. McRackan, R. H. Griffith and O. Lennon. 

On the Propriety of Establishing and Patronizing an Associational High 
School.*— A. R. Pittman, J. L. Wescott, W. J. Tolar, J. W. Dickson, J. F. 
Harrell and J. W. Hall. 

On Domestic and Indian Missions. — E. Dodson, E. Wishart and N. B. 
McLane. 

Invitation to correspondents and visitors renewed, when 
Elder E. D. Johnson and Bro. M, J. D, Willoughby came 
forward and accepted seats. 

On motion, adjourned to 9| A. M. to-morrow. 

Prayer, Elder R. H. Griffith leading. 



Friday, October 20th, 9^ A. M. 

Clerk called list of Churches. Moderator read 19th 
Psalm. 

*Failed to report. 



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A half hour was spent in religious exercises, Elders H. 
Lennon, E. D. Johnson and G. W. Harmon leading. 

Bro. S. C. Herren, fron Western North Carolina, was in- 
troduced and welcomed to a seat. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

C. E. Taylor and L. R. Mills, Professors in W. F. College, 
were introduced and welcomed to seats, 

A petition was received from the church at Buck Swamp, 
S. C, accomjDanied by a letter of dismission from the Welsh 
Neck Association, desiring admission into this body. 

Objection being raised, the matter was referred to a Com- 
mittee consisting of C. T. Bailey, R. H. Griffith, E. D. John- 
son, G. W. Hill and L. R. Mills. 

Committee on Periodicals reported. 

Remarks by E. Dodson, C. T. Bailey, G. W. Harmon, E. 
D. Johnson and A, R. Pittman. 

Report adopted and ordered to be appended to the 
minutes. 

Committee on Baptist State Convention reported. Report, 

On motion, laid on the table. 

The following preamble and resolutions were oflFered by 
Elder A. R. Pittman : 

Whereas, The Trustees of Wake Forest College propose to raise an en- 
dowment for six chairs or professorships in the College; and whereas, the 
Eastern Association has proposed to the Cape Fear Association that they 
shall join us in the endowment of one professorship to be known as the 
" Prichard Chair;" therefore, 

Resolved, 1. That we endorse the plans of the Board of Trustees and 
hope that they will prosecute the W'ork until completed. 

3. That we will attempt to raise within our bounds one-half of the en- 
dowment for the Prichard Chair. 

3. That a Standing Committee of five be appointed whose duty it shall 
be to superintend the efforts to be made for the endowment in our Associa- 
tion. 

Remarks by C. E. Taylor, E. Dodson, C. T. Bailey, L. R. 
Mills, S. C. Herren, J. L. Wescott and the Moderater. 



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After which, the preamble and resolutions were unani- 
mously adopted, and the following brethren appointed a 
Committee in obedience thereto, viz : W. J. Tolar, E. W. 
Wooten, A. R. Pittman, J. W. Hall and H. Lennon. 

The Committee on the reception of the church at Buck 
Swamp reported as follows : 

We, the Committee on the application of Buck Swamp Church, recom- 
mend its reception into the fellowsliip of the Association. 

C. T. BAILEY, 
R. H. GRIFFITH, 
L. R. MILLS, 
E. D. JOHNSON, 
G. W. HILL. 

On motion, the report was adopted, and the right hand of 
fellowship extended the delegates. 

A petition was received from the church at Fair Bluff, 
Columbus Co., asking admittance into this Association, 
when, after due enquiry and examination into their ortho- 
doxy and christian status, the petition was. 

On motion, unanimously granted, and the right hand of 
fellowship extended the delegates. 

The Association here took a recess of twenty minutes. 



Friday Afternoon. 

Association re-assembled. 

Prayer, Elder J. M. Register leading. 

The Committee appointed at last session to visit the 
church at Mill Creek, was called on to report, when Elder 
D. J. Ray made a verbal report, in which he stated that the 
difficulty was adjusted, whereupon the Committee were com- 
mended for their excellent work, and, 

On motion, discharged. 



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The Association then gave way for a session of the Do- 
mestic Mission Board, 
The Association re-assembled, and, 
On motion, adjourned to 9| A. M. to-morrow. 
Prayer, Elder E. Dodson leading. 



Saturday, October 21st, 9| A. M. 

Clerk called list of Churches. 

Moderator read 145th Psalm. Religious exercises con- 
ducted by Elder C. T. Bailey and the Moderator, 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

On motion, report on Baptist State Convention taken up. 

Kemarks by E. Dodson and others. 

Report adopted and ordered to be appended to the 
minutes. 

Committee on Education reported. 

Remarks by C. T. Bailey, L. R. Mills, C. E. Taylor and 
D. C. McMillan. 

Report adopted and ordered to be appended to the 
minutes. 

The following resolution was offered by Elder A. R. Pitt- 
man : 

Resolved, That we approve the purpose to raise a sufficient and perma- 
nent endowment for the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and com- 
mend to the liberality of our brethren the present effort to raise in this State 
twenty-five thousand dollars as North Carolina's part of that endowment. 

Remarks by R. H. Griffith, W. J. Tolar, E. Dodson and 
the Moderator. 

On motion, the resolution was unanimously adopted. 

Several brethren here made pledges to the Seminary. 

Bro. S. C. Herren then made an appeal in behalf of the 
church at Waynesville, N. C, and received $15. 



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Committee on Special Changes reported. 

Report received and ordered to be appended to the min- 
utes, upon which, Elder G. W. Hill led the Association in 
prayer. 

The Association took a recess of twenty minutes. 



Satukday Afternoon. 

Association re-assembled. 
Prayer, Elder D. B. Ayres leading. 

On motion, the Association unanimously adopted the fol- 
lowing resolution : 

Whereas, The Church at Antioch, Horry Co., S. C , has become ex- 
tinct; therefore, 

Resolved, That the name thereof be stricken from the minutes. 

Committee on Correspondence reported. 

Report received and ordered to be appended to the 
minutes. 

On motion, letters of dismission were granted the churches 
at Honey Camp, Mount Olive, (S. C.,) Socastee and Gapway, 
to unite with the Waccamaw Association. 

The following named brethren were appointed delegates 
to the Baptist State Convention : W. J. Tolar, W. J. R. Ford, 
J. F. Ward, N. Townsend, T. S. Memory, J. F. McMillan, J 
W. Dickson, B. Godwin, J. F. Harrell and J. W. Hall. 

The following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That next session of this Association be held witli the church 
at Mount Eliam, Eobeson Co., N. C, to commence on Thursday before 
the 4th Sunday in October, 1877, at 11 A. M. Elder J. W. Dickson to 
preach the Introductory Sermon ; Elder D. B. Ayres Alternate. Elder H. 
Lennon to preach Missionary Sermon on Sabbath ; Elder A. R. Pittman 
Alternate. 



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Ordered that 1,200 copies of the minutes of this session 
be printed, and that the Clerk have $30 for his services. 

Committee on Finance reported. 

Report received and ordered to be appended to the 
minutes. 

The following Query was presented : 

Is it consistent with the teachings of the New Testament to retain in fel- 
lowship any member of the church who stands convicted by testimony or 
confession of out-breaking sins, commonly denominated scandalous offences, 
such as drunkenness, fornication, adultery, falsehood, perjury, blasphemy 
or any sin whereby shame and reproach are brought on the cause of 
Christ ? 

The Association unanimously answered NO. 

Committee on Sunday Schools reported. 

Report received and ordered to be appended to the 
minutes. 

Committee on Domestic and Indian Missions reported. 

Remarks bv E. Dodson, R. M. McRackan and the Mod- 
erator. 

Report adopted and ordered to be appended to the min- 
utes ; following which, a collection was taken for this pur- 
pose, amounting to % *. 

Committee on Ministerial Support reported. 

Remarks b}^ R. H. Griffith, E. Dodson and others. 

Report adopted and ordered to be appended to the 
minutes. 

Committee on Ordinations reported. 

Report received and ordered to be appended to the 
minutes. 

Ordered that the Committee on Finance pay the amount 
in their hands to the Treasurer. 

Ordered that the Sabbath collection of this session be ap- 
plied to the purposes of the Domestic Mission Board. 

*Agent failed to report. 



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Elder J. W. Dickson made an appeal in behalf of the 
Church at Whiteville, and received ^5.80. 
The following resolution was adopted : 

Besolved, That the thanks of this Association be and they are hereby ten- 
dered to the members of Cross Roads Church and citizens of the commu- 
nity, for their hospitality and liberal support of this body during this ses- 
sion. 

On motion, all unfinished business was referred to the 
officers of the Association. 
On motion, adjourned. 

HAYNES LENNON, Moderator. 
D. K. Bennett, Secretary. 



Sunday Morning, October 22nd, 1876. 

The weather was fine and an immense concourse of people 
in attendance. 

Sermons were delivered by Elders E. D. Johnson, R. H. 
Griffith and D. B. Dow, to a large, intelligent and orderly 
congregation. 

After which, a collection was made for Associational Mis- 
sions, amounting to $17.30. 

The Association then united in singing, " Blest be the 
tie," &c., took the parting hand and departed, edified and 
encouraged, to their homes. 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. 

Your Committee would, in this report, first express their gratitude o 
God for the success that has attended the efforts of His people to more 
faithfully discharge the duties He has assigned them, and to come up to the 
full measure of usefulness as laborers in His vineyard. Our fathers who 
have gone before us have set us a noble example in the efforts they made to 
educate themselves and their children that they might be the more service- 
able in the great work of preaching the gospel and up-building the King- 
dom of God. 

They labored under great difficulties — many were the trials and hinder- 
ances in their way. They sacrificed much and labored faithfully for us and 
for the Master. The schools and colleges founded by their prayers and 
toils God has made pillars of light and leading to His people, and they are 
to-day a strong defence, and potent means for advancing the cause of 
Christ. 

We also hail with joy the great awakening of our churches to a renewed 
and larger interest in the education of their children, and the building up 
of schools of high grade in every section of our State. These are lights on 
our hills and in our plains for the instruction of those who are to follow us 
in the journey of life. May heaven grant that they be guided right. 

We hope to see the day when all our sons and daughters shall have the 
advantages that come with the training of the mind by proper teachers, 
and cordially recommend the establishment of such schools in our midst. 

The Education Board of the Baptist State Convention is an organized 
effort to aid poor young ministers in securing that amount of learning 
necessary to enable them the more acceptably to preach the gospel of Christ 
to the friends and the enemies of the cross. 

This Board has been greatly blessed of God; the ministers who have en- 
joyed its privileges are all over our State, amid the destitute fields of our 
own borders, and leading the hosts of God's elect in heathen lands. 

Last year there were sixteen young brethren at Wake Forest College. 
We ended the session with a small debt. This year there are seven minis- 
ters being cared for and educated by tl}e Board. They are the sons of our 
brethren and sisters, the members of our churches, and deserve the prayers, 
sympathy and aid of every Baptist in North Carolina. 

Respectfully submitted, C. T. BAILEY, 

W. J. TOLAR, 
J. L. WESCOTT, 

Committee. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Your Committee can "with pleasure refer to and endorse the able report 
of last session on this subject. 

While the Sunday School work is the layman's field, it is the minister's 
harvest who husbands for his Master; and where a church organization or 
pastor has been sustained and a Sunday School cannot live, error exists. 
It is but reasonable service that candidates for ordination to the gospel min- 
istry should prove their orthodoxy by demonstrating their devotion to this 
humble christian work, that they may testify that it has been good for them 
to be there. Let our motto be, Sunday School in Church, and Church in 
Sunday School, with the last and best word, Organize! Organize! ! 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. HARRELL, 
W. S. MELVIN, 
J. R. BURCHETT, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

The work of the gospel ministry is such as to demand the best energies 
of the head and lieart of him who would engage therein. When we con- 
sider the momentous issues that hang upon the proper and faithful preach- 
ing of the gospel; who shall appreciate the force of the Scripture which 
directs the preacher to study to approve himself unto God, a workman that 
needeth not to be ashamed, and to give himself wholly thereto, in order 
that he may make full proof of his ministry. But one will give his best 
energies and attention to that from which he expects his support. In the 
ordinarj-- affairs of life, if one desires the undivided services of another he 
will provide for the support of the one employed in his service. Even so 
hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of 
the gospel. 1st Cor. 9: 14. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTEE. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PERIODICALS. 

Your Committee would earnestly urge upon the brethren the importance 
of circulating our denominational religious literature; much that is light 



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and pernicious is thrown upon the world, and it is the imperative duty of 
God's people to supply themselves and their children with good and whole- 
some reading. 

We are persuaded that one of the best means^ef educating, informing 
and indoctrinating our people is the circulation of our religious periodicals^ 
Therefore we heartily recommend to all the pastors and church members 
the Biblical Hecorder^ it is the organ of the Baptists of North Carolina and 
is wortliy of their confidence and support. 

We also call attention to the Monthly Reparter, a little paper published in 
Wadesboro', N. C, and to Kind Words, which is a most excellent Sunday 
School paper, and ought to be in the hands of every child. 
Repectfully submitted, 

G. W. HARxMON, 
A. R. PITTMAN, 
R. M. McRACKAN, 
Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 

The object of the State Convention is to unite the Baptists of North Car- 
olina and continue their efforts in the promotion of Home and Foreign Mis- 
sions, State Missions, Ministerial Education, and Sunday Schools. 

In the work of Home and Foreign Missions, the State Convention co- 
operates with the two Boards of the Southern Baptist Convention. The 
Board of Foreign Missions is located at Richmond, Va., and appeals to the 
liberality of our Southern brotherhood to aid in giving the gospel to the 
nations that now sit in darkness. 

The Home Mission Board is located in Marion, Ala., and has for its 
special work the duty of supplying the destitute in our own land with a 
gospel ministry. An important part of their work is the sending of the 
gospel to the Indians within our territory; whose needs, as well as their 
past history and present condition, appeal strongly to the sympathy of the 
Christian heart. 

The work of State Missions is rendered necessary from the fact tha^ 
there are many points in our State not only destitute of Baptist preaching 
but unable to support the ministry. Many of the District Asseciations are 
unable to supply the destitution within their own borders. 

It becomes necessary then, if these waste places are occupied, that the 
contributions of the denomination be united to sustain this work. Some 
of our most flourishing and efficient churches were established, and for a 
time, supported by the State Board. 

At the last Convention it was determined to restrict the appropriations 



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for tliis year to $2,500, in order to avoid debt. In carrying out tliis resolu- 
tion a number of applications for aid bad to be refused. 

There are at present only nine Missionaries under appointment, and yet 
it is feared that the coi^ributions to the Board -will not be sufficient to pay 
the salaries of these brethren who, amid many discouragements, are labor- 
ing to preach the gospel in its fullness; these faithful men need their 
meagre salaries. Shall they have it ? 

Paris fell in January, 1871, though she had 500,000 soldiers, mountains 
of powder, guns and cannon without number and the strongest fortifica- 
tions, yet she fell because her brave soldiers could not live on air. When 
we feed and clothe the Missionaries, we are feeding and clothing Christ. 

On the subject of Ministerial Education, we refer you to the report of the 
Special Committee on that subject. 

In the work of Sunday Schools the Convention solicits the co-operation 
of all our brethren. The efforts of the Convention in this department of 
Christian work have been greatly blessed. The State Sunday School Board 
desires to see a Baptist Sunday School in every neighborhood in the State, 
and earnestly solicits contributions for the support of the Sunday School 
Missionary, whose labors have been successful in establishing new schools 
and in imparting fresh courage and new life in many that were already es- 
tablished. Respectfully submitted, 

R. H. GRIFFITH, 
J. W. DICKSON, 
E. DODSON, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON DOMESTIC AND INDIAN MISSIONS, 

This Board was established in 1845, and its Missionaries have been in- 
strumental in the addition of 85,000 souls to the Baptist Churches. In 
1846, there were about 400 Baptists in Texas. In 1876, Texas has about 
50,000 White Baptists and 20,COO colored Baptists. But for this Board the 
Catholics would have taken Texas, and their possession (which is eleven 
points in law) might have crippled and kept us out for half a century. The 
Third Baptist Church in St. Louis, where the Southern Baptist Convention 
met in 1871, was raised by this Board. The CoUisseum Place Church, 
New Orleans, where the Southern Baptist Convention is to meet in May, 
1877, was the work of this Beard. This Ecaid helped to raise Leigh 
Street Church in Richmond, Va., which is now a power in the land. It 
helped Raleigh to support a pastor for several years till 1852, when an 
Agent of this Board held a protracted meeting in the church and made it 
self-sustaining. Charlotte, Goldsboro', Newbern, Elizabeth City, Edenton 



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and other places in North Carolina were assisted by this Board. Now 
Raleigh Church is a power in the land. It would be a general calamity for 
this Board to go down, but specially in new States, where the Baptists are 
few and the population, native and foreign, are constantly coming in. 

In 1820, the Home Board of the Triennial Convention was abolished, 
and Elders J. M. Peck and James Welch, two great workers, left Missouri. 
The cause in this State fell back in the tide of time, perhaps one-fourth of 
a century. We have Missionaries among the Indians, and Bro. Buckner 
has baptized 3,000. We own their lands, and their names are on our 
creeks, rivers and bays, our towns, States and counties. If one-hundreth 
part of the money which has been raised to destroy them, had been used 
to civilize and christianize them, both wliites and Indians would have been 
more numerous and happy. 

In May last, there were 18 or 20 Missionaries and Agents among the 
whites and 6 or^S among the Indians. They cannot live on air and when 
we feed them we feed Christ. Our ancestors were idolaters as the names 
of days and months declare. Missionaries came and brought the gospel to 
us. Let us be merciful and send it to others. All ladies should favor 
the spread of the Gospel, for where it is not they are sufferers. We ought 
to do much fer God, for He has made a covenant with the beasts of the 
field in our behalf Hos. 2 : 18. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. DODSON, 
E. WISHART, 
N. B. McLANE, 
Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

Your Committee respectfully report the amount sent up by the churches 
as Association Fund, $80.20. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTEE. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL CHANGES. 

Another associational year has closed and we are called upon to recount 
the dealings of the Lord with us. 
Among the changes by death, we have to mourn the loss of our beloved 



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brother and servant of God, Elder P. C. Connelly, a member of the church 
at Antioch, Robeson Co. , who died away from home while engaged in his 
Master's service, in Stanly Co. , N. C. We ask that some one more compe- 
tent write a suitable obituary. 

We have also to mourn the death of our worthy and highly esteemed 
Brother, W. A. Memory, of the church at Whiteville. He was Secretary 
of our Sunday School Convention, and was much esteemed and beloved by 
all who knew him. 

Many of the churches have experienced cheering revivals of religion, 
and we have much to encourage us to undertake greater things for the 
Lord. Respectfully submitted, 

W. J. TOLAR, 
J. M. REGISTER, 
J. W. DICKSON, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF EXAMINATION OF APPLICANTS 

FOR ORDINATION. 

Your Committee to examine candidates for ordination beg leave to report: 
We recommend the ordination of Bro. E. W. Wooten and Bro. D. C- 
Kelley. 

We recommend that Bro. J. D. Clark be ordained whenever he shall re- 
ceive a call to the pastoral care of a regular church. 

In the case of Bro. J. R. Burchett, we were pleased with his examination 
but would recommend that he continue to exercise his gifts as a licentiate 
for the present. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. W. HILL, 
J. W. DICKSON, 
R. H. GRIFFITH, 
E. DODSON, 
C. T. BAILEY, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO SELECT MESSENGERS TO OTHER 

ASSOCIATIONS. 

Your Committee on Correspondents beg leave to make the following 
report: 



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To the Eastern Association— 'Elders A. A. Edwards, E. W. Wootea and 
Bto. J. L. Wescott. 

To the Welch Neck Association— EXdjix^ D. B. Ayres, J. W. Dicksoa and 
Bro. T. W. Ayres. 

To the Pee Dee Association— '^dax^ P. A. Prevatt, D. B. Dow and Bro. 
Daniel Harrell. 

To the Cedar Greek Association— Eldsx?, T. B. Newbury, R. M. Ses-soms 
and Bro. E. Wishart. 

To the Waccamaw Association — Dr. J. F. Harrell, Levi Granger and Jolin 
Enzor. RespecefuUy submitted, 

D. 0. HUMPHREY, 

E. W. .WOOTEN, 

F. L. HAYNES, 

Committee^ 



List of Ministers AA^ith their Post-Offiees. 



NAMES. 



D. B. Ayres, 

J. B. Barlow, . . . 
D. K. Bennett, . . . 
J. H. Blanton, . . . 

S. D. Collins, 

J. W, Dickson,.. . 

D. B. Dow, 

A. A. Edwards, . . 

G. W. Hill, 

L. W. Hilbun,.... 
H. H. Holmes, . . . 
J. W. Kirton,.. .. 
Haynes Lennon,. 

J. P. Lennon, 

Norman Martin,.. 

D. C. McMillan,.. 

Noah Mercer, 

A. R . Pittman, . . . 
Forney Prevatt, . . 

F. A. Prevatt, 

D.J. Ray 

J. M. Register, . . . 
R. M. Sessoms,. . . 
T. B. Newbury, . . 

Isham Stone, 

J. R. Thompson, . 

E. W. Wooten, . . 



POST OFFICE. 



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Glallivant's Ferry, 

Bladenboro' 

Robeson's, 

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PKOCEEDINGS. 

OF THE 

DOMESTIC MISSION BOARD 

OF 

CAPE FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Saturday, October 21st, 1876. 

The Board was called to order hy the President, Elder A. 
R. Pittman. 

Elder H. Lennon invoked the Divine direction. 

The Secretary called the list of Life Members. 

F. Lennon, J. L. Wescott and G. W. Jones were appointed 
a Committee on Finance. 

On motion, the former officers were unanimously re- 
elected. 

Churches and individuals then presented their dues and 
donations to the Board. (See table.) 

The Board then, by a unanimous vote, so amended the 
Constitution as to read as follows :* 

CONSTITUTION OF THE DOMESTIC MISSION BOARD. 

The ministers and members of the Cape Fear Association, at their ses- 
sion of the year 1838, held at Bear Swamp Church, seeing the blessed 
effects of their itinerant missionary operations, although as yet in their in- 
fancy, and without a regular system to sustain or support them, feel deeply 
their obligations to adopt a more regular and efficient system ; to which end 
resolved to form a Missionary Board, to be known and called the " Do. 

*The italicised words were added at this session. 



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mestic Missionary Board of the Cape Fear Association," wliose object 
shall be : 

1. More efficiently to sustain the Itinerant Missionaries within the bounds 
of this Association; thereby to supply the destitute churches -^ith the reg- 
ular preaching of the gospel, and to rescue sinners from the dominion of 
Satan, and bring them to the knowledge of the truth as it is in Christ Jesus 
our Lord. 

2. To co-operate loith the Baptist State Convention in Missions generally ; 

3. To seek out and aid young men called of God to the gospel ministry lohom 
the Holy GJwst has adopted to this most holy work. 

Article I. Any church, benevolent society, or individual, contributing 
to the funds of the Board, at one time, five dollars, shall be entitled to one 
representative in the Board for one j'ear, and may continue to represent 
themselves in it from year to year, as long as they pay this sum. If they 
contribute ten dollars, they are entitled to two members, and so on — one 
member for eYQxy five dollars paid, it being understood that the represen- 
tatives in the Board must be members in good standing in the Baptist 
Church. The sum of thirty dollars, paid at one time, shall constitute a 
life member. 

Art II. This Board shall hold its annual meetings at the time and place 
of the Cape Fear x\ssociation, at which time it shall choose a Chairman, 
a Secretary, and a Treasurer, who shall continue in office one year, and 
until others are appointed to fill their places. 

Art. III. No person shall be received by the Board as a Missionary, or 
as an applicant for aid to prosecute a literary or theological course of instruc- 
tion^ but such as are united to a church of our faith and order, and about 
whose evangelical principles, piety and qualifications to be useful as a min- 
ister of the gospel they are well satisfied, and who shall fully obligate to carry 
out the objects of the Cape Fear Baptist Association and her Board of Ilissions 

Art. IV. It shall be obligatory on the Chairman and Secretary to per- 
form the duties devolving on officers of the same grade in other well re 
lated deliberative assemblies. They should attend all the meetings of the 
Board; but in case of absence or inability the Board may supply their 
places for the time being. In cases of emergency, the Chairman, with the 
concurrence of the Secretary and the Treasurer, may call a meeting of the 
Board. Five members of the Board shall form a quorum at any of its 
meetings. 

Art. V. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive and have in 
safe keeping the funds of the Board committed to his care, and keep a fair 
account of all his transactions, subject to the inspection of the Board at all 
times. He shall pay out no money except at the order of the Chairman, 
and when required shall give bond and approved security for the amount 
of money in his hands. The Chairman shall only draw on him at the order 



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of the Board; and in case of an emergency the Chairman, with the cois- 
currence of the Secaetary and Treasurer, may call a meeting. 

Art. VI. Any alterations or amendments which experience may dictate 
may be made in these rules, provided it is done at an annual meeting of 
the Board, and with the consent of two-thirds of the members present. 

The Board, by a unanimous vote, adopted the following : 

BY-LAWS. 

1. The Board, or its Executive Committee, (five of whom must be pres- 
ent at every meeting,) shall not employ more Missionaries than there are 
funds to sustain, and shall have an eye to the most effective men ; but may 
employ young men whom they judge competent to the work whose com- 
pensation shall be proportioned to the real value of their labors. 

2. Every applicant for Ministerial Aid Funds, shall personally appear 
before the Board of Missions while in session, present a written certificate 
from his church, that he is engaged in preaching the gospel, and that his 
ministrations are approved by the membership thereof ; and furthermore, 
he shall be examined on his call to the ministry, his character, and his 
adaptedness to the work of preaching the gospel, before obtaining any loan 
of funds. 

3. The Board of Missions shall use all prudence and diligence to raise 
the funds necessary for the faithful and successful prosecution of the ob- 
jects above specified. 

4. The Board of Missions shall defray the expenses incurred in her As- 
sociational Missions, and if there be any funds remaining on hand, shall 
be apportioned to the objects of the Baptist State Convention, in connec- 
tion with Missions in general, unless donors direct otherwise. 

5. Any alterations to these By-Laws must be made under provisions in 
Article VI, of the foregoing Constitution of the Board of Missions in Cape 
Fear Baptist Association in North Carolina. 

On motion, 

Resolved, That the Board assume payment of the debt incurred by the 
Baptist State Convention in sending a Missionary to Abbottsburg during 
the past year. 

Resolved, That the Superintendent, with the Committee on Finance, have 
time to make a tabular report, and that the same be appended to these 
minutes. 



[25] 

Elder H. Leimon was unanimously re-elected Superinten- 
dent and Financial Agent of the Board for the ensuing 
year. 

Brethren John Warwick, E. W. Wooten, W. J. Tolar, F. 
Lennon, G. W. Jones, Giles Williams and I. M. Powell were, 
together with the Superintendent, appointed an Executive 
Committee for the ensuing year, to whom all unfinished 
business was referred. 

On motion, it was ordered that the Executive Committee 
procure a suitable book in which to record their proceed- 
ings, and to pay for the same with the funds of the Board. 

On motion, adjourned. 

A. R. PITTMAN, President. 

D. K. Bennett, Secretary. 



KEPORT OF HAYNES LENNON, GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT 
OF MISSIONS IN CAPE FEAR ASSOCIATION. 

Beloyed Bkethken : — Your General Superintendent for Missions in 
this Association would most respectfully submit the following statements: 

1. Owing to general debility he has not been able to give the work the 
personal attention that it needed, hence, Elder D. J. Ray was sent out as 
Soliciting Agent among the churches, whose labors were most kindly re- 
ceived and were most evidently blessed of the Lord for the good of our 
churches as well as for the salvation of souls. Elder D. K. Bennett ren- 
dered similar service of a valuable character. Their united efforts obtain- 
ed pledges more thau enough to defray expenses, but from a combination 
of causes well known to every member of this body a portion thereof has 
not yet come to hand. 

2. The Executive Committee had several meetings and progressed with 
their work quite cautiously. When the peculiarity of circumstances are 
taken into consideration, together with the monetary pressure in our midst, 
it is due to them to say, " well done good and faithful servants." 

3. It is with heart-felt gratitude that we record the goodness of our 
Heavenly Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ, in shedding on His 
churches and people in our midst, by the instrumentality of the Pastors 
and Missionaries of this Association, His Holy Spirit in blessing many 
souls with the hope of a blessed immortality. 



[26] 

4. Notwithstanding tbe enjoyment of many temporal and spiritual mer- 
cies, we are compelled to communicate matters of a painful character: (1.) 
A want of harmonious co-operation in the religious enterprises of our as- 
sociation of churches. This want is owing partly to the destitution of 
proper training, but mostly to the absence of grace. (2.) The alarming in- 
difference and demoralized condition of our churches, engendered by a 
combination of national evils, and misgivings of the mind concerning 
God's providential dealings with His elect and cause. (3.) An unsanctified 
membership rushed into the churches under special excitements, and not 
the less dangerous, persons from antagonistic persuasions who have not 
" tarried at Jerusalem until they wei'e endued with power from on high." 
(4.) An anti-element whose leaven is working on the right and on the left, 
characterized by men of professed tender regard and fair speech, but are 
slowly and truly developing their purpose, which only requires a little 
time for manifestation. 

However little we may suspect danger, facts are unfolding themselves — 
we are in a crisis that demands earnest work and untiring zeal — Nehemiahs 
at every post proclaiming: " We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the 
name of our God we will set up our banners." We are doing " a great 
work and cannot come down." We will trust in our God to " arise and 
plead His own cause." 

In conclusion, I submit a brief statement, showing the work and ex- 
penses of the year, the amounts paid out and to whom. 

Hoping this great work a bright future, a happy operation with glorious 
results. 

I am, dear brethren, 

Yours in Christ, 

HAYNES LEKNON, Gen. Sup't. 



[27] 
FINANCIAL STATEMENT 



OF 



Contributions to Board of Domestic Missions in Cape Fear Baptist Association. 



CHURCHES 

A3SrD 

COUNTIES. 



EOBESON COUNTY. 

Autioch, 

Ashpole, 

Back Swamp, 

Big Branch, 

Clybon's, 

Hog Swamp, 

Long Branch, 

Lumberton, 

Mount Bliato,.. . 

Piney Forest, 

Pleasant Grove, 

Raft Swamp, 

Spring Hill, 

Ten Mile Swamp, 

Tolarsville, 

White Pond, 

Zion's Tabernacle, 

COLUMBUS COUNTY. 

Bogue Chapel,. . .' 

Cedar Grove, 

Cherry Grove, 

Cross Roads, , 

FairBluflf, 

Flemington 

Macedonia, 

Mount Sinai, . .. 

Mount Zion, 

Pleasant Plain, 

Porter Swamp, , 

Piney Forest, 

Sweet Home, 

Western Prong, 

White Marsh, , 

Whiteville, 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Abbottsburg, 

Galeed 

Hester's, 



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$ 



10 88 

38 15 

15 00 

5 55 

5 00 



30 00 
1 20 



5 35 
16 25 



11 80 
5 00 



2 00 



4 00 
6 55 

5 00 
5 00 



2 00 
5 50 

4 95 
9 00 
7 05 

10 00 

5 00 



17 00 



4 00 



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2 25 



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15 80 



2 25 



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3 00 



2 30 



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16 68 

41 15 

15 00 

5 55 

5 00 



30 00 
1 20 
1 35 



5 35 
16 25 



18 60 
5 00 



2 00 



4 00 
12160 

5 00 
5 00 



2 00 
5 50 
4 95 
9 00 
7 05 
10 00 
10 80 



17 00 
'4'66 



[28] 
Financial St SLtemeni— Continued. 



CHURCHES 

AND 

COUNTIES. 


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Hickorv Grove 


$ 5 45 
1 2.5 


$ 


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$ 5 45 
1 25 


French's Creek 


Mount Olive 










Mount Pleasant 


3 50 








3 50 


T*aradisp 










Sandv Grove 












Shady Grove, 

BRUNSWICK COUNTY. 
Antinoh 


4 35 
2 00 








4 35 








2 00 


Bethel 










Beulah 


2 00 








3 00 


Brvan's ChaDel 











Cheerful Hope 












Green Swamo 












Tjphanon 


6 00 








6 00 


liivinfston Chapel 










Mill Creek 


1 25 








1 25 


Mount Pissrah 










Shiloh 












Smith ville 


3 00 








3 00 


NEW HANOVER COUNTY. 

Masonboro' 










MARION COUNTY, S. C. 

Bear Swamp, 

Buck Swamp, 

Mount Zion 


4 65 








4 65 














Pinev Grove 












HORRY COUNTY, S. C. 

Bust Swami), 


50 

4 50 

30 90 








50 










4 50 


Conwayboro', 








30 90 










Honey Camp, 

Mount Olive, ... 


3 00 








3 00 










Salem 












Socastee , 












Spring Branch, 


16 40 








16 40 










Union, 
























INDIVIDUALS, &C. 

0. H. Powell, . 


2 00 
5 00 








2 00 


J. L. Wescott, 







5 00 


10 00 



[29J 
Financial Statement— Towi^mwed 



CHURCHES 

AND 

COUNTIES. 



Joseph Stanaland, 

Mrs. Melissa Bennett, 

Miss Jane G. Bennett, 

I. M. Powell, 

Cross Roads S. S., 

Sabbath Collection, 

Mt. Moriah Church, Robeson, . 

James P. Pittman, 

S. E. Ward, 

A. R Pittman, 

Miss Hattie Harrell 

J. N. Page, 

Mrs. C. M. Page, 

E. S. A5^res, 

Miss Emma S. Ayres, 

Nicholas Powell, 

Abram Page, 

Miss Mattie Ford, 

Mrs. 0. C Cook 

J. M. Connerly, , 

D. B. Ayres, 

S. Judson Ayres, 

Letitia Alford, col., 

Robert H. Rogers, 

Coleman Worley, 

Levi Granger, , 

Archy Hammond, 

John Enzor, 

Orton Granger, 

Preston Granger, , 

J. T. Thompson, , 

Clinton Worley, 

John Warwick, , 

Calvin Flowers, 

Haynes Lennon, 

From Various Sources,* , 

CHURCH EXTENSION. 

Waynesville, , 

Whiteville, , 

Domestic and Indian Missions,** 



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2 50 
2 50 
2 00 
2 75 
17 30 
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$ 383 28 $ 2 25 $19 90 $ 122 89 $ 549 12 



[30] 
Financial Statement — Continued. 



statement. 



D. J. Rav, 95 days, 105 sermons, $ 190 00 

D.K.Bennett, 75 " 77 " 150 00 

A. R. Pittman, 13 " 12 " 26 00 

H. Lennon, 30 " 21 " 40 oo 

R.Ford, 47 " 57 " 70 50 

$ 476 50 

PaidD.J.Ray, $169 21 

" D. K. Bennett, 129 93 

" A. R. Pittman 26 00 

" H. Lennon, 23 80 

" R. Ford, 70 50 $419 44 

Due Missionaries, | 57 06 

*This amount was handed to Committee on Finance by Deles^ates, but in 
the hurry of business was not properly credited by the Commiltee. 
**Agent failed to report amount in time to insert here. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



Seventy-Third Annual Session 



OF THE 




Cape Fear " ' 

tistAssociation 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

MOUNT ELIAM, ROBESON COUNTY, N, C, 
Oct. 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th, 1877. 



Rev. HAYNES LElSTNOlSr, Moderator, Bladenboro', N. C. 
Rev. D. K. BENNETT, Clerk, Luniberton, N. C. 
Rev. a. R. PITTMAN, Assistant Clerk, Lumbeiton, N. C. 
S. E. WARD, Treasurer, Lumberton, IST. C. 



RALEIGH: 

pDWARDS, JBrOUGHTON &" Co , PRINTERS AND ■^INDERS 

JANUARY, 1878 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



Seventy-Third Annual Session 



OF THE 



Cape Fear 

:aptistAssociation 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



MOUNT ELIAM, ROBESON COUNTY. N. C, 



Oct. 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th, 1877. 



Rev. HAYNES LENNOIS", Moderator, Bladenboro', N. C. 
Rev. D. K. BENNETT, Clerk, Lnmberton, N. C. 
Rev. a. R. PITTMAN, Assistant Clerk,"Lumberton, N. C. 
S. E. "WARD, Treasurer, Lumberton, N. 0; 



RALEIGH: 

^DWARDS, ^ROUGHTON ?^ ^O., PRINTERS AND ^INDERS. 

JANUARY, 1878. 



PROCEEDINGS, 



Thursday, October 25th, 1877. 

The Introductory Sermon was delivered by Elder J. B. 
Richardson from I Cor. xii: 27, Elders D. B. Ayres and J. 
W. Dickson, the regular appointees, both being absent. At 
the close of the sermon Elder D. K. Bennett led in prayer. 

An intermission of twenty minutes was given. 

Delegates Assembled in the house. Clerk called list or 
churches. 

The Moderator read the 133d and 134th Psalms. The 
Association then sang "With sacred joy we lift our eyes,"" 
and engaged in prayer. Eider D. B. Dov/ leading. 

Eiders S. Ivey and G. L. Powell were requested to act as 
Reading Clerks, and Brathren W. J. Tolar, Joseph Stana- 
LAND and D. J. Clark were appointed a committee on Fi- 
nance. 

On motion, the Chui-ch Letters were called for and read, 
and the names of delegates enrolled. 

The officers of the past year were unanimously re-elected',, 
viz : Elder PI. Lennon, Moderator ; Bro. S. E. Ward, Treas- 
urer, and Elder D. K. Bennett, Clerk. 

An invitation was extended to visitors and Correspond- 
ing Messengers, when Elder S. Ivey came forward from the 
Raleigh Association; Elder E. D. Johnson and Bro. Isaac 
McGee from the Cedar Creek, and Bro. 0. L. Stringfield 
from the Eastern, and were welcomed to seats. Elder J. B. 
Richardson, Cor. Sec, Baptist State Convention, was also 
present and accepted a seat. 

A Committee of Vigilance was appointed, consisting ol 
J. F. Ward, Robert Pov/ers, Alva Lawson, Jesse Flowers. 
and EnAs Stone. 



(4) 

An invitation was extended to Churches desiring to unite 
with this Association, when a Letter of Dismission from the 
Pee Dee Association, together with a petition for member- 
ship in this body, was presented by the Church at Mount 
Moriah, Robeson Co., N. C. After due inquiry the Church 
was unanimously received and the right hand of fellowship 
extended the delegates. 

Pending a motion to adjourn the Moderator read a letter 
from Elder J. W. Dickson stating that he had, within the 
last few days, consigned to their last resting place four dar- 
ling children by that dreaded scourge, diptheria ; that he 
was on a sick bed, and desired an interest in the prayers of 
the Association. Elder A. R. Pittman then led in an ap- 
propriate and touching prayer ; the sympathizing tear prov- 
ing the presence of fraternal love. 

Adjourned till 9| A. M. to-morrow. 



Friday, October 26th— 9| A. M. 

The unfavorable weather and feeble health of the Mode- 
rator prevented him from appearing in his place this day. 
Elder E. W. Wooten was, on motion, unanimously elected 
Moderator, pro tern. 

The Moderator read the 90th Psalm ; the Association 
sang, "Oh for a closer walk with God," at the close of ^'hich 
Elder D. C. Kelley led in prayer. 

The Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

The Moderator then announced the following committees : 

On Education. — Stinceon Ivey, Joseph Stanaland and Oran Lennon. 

On Baptist Statue Convention. — J. B. Richardson, D. J. Clark and J. L. 
Wescott. 

On Periodicals.— D. J. Ray, W. J. Tolar and Francis Lennon. 

On Sunday Schools.— C. L. Powell, Edward Russ and C. D. Frink. 

On Special Changes.— D. K. Bennett, L. Humphrey, Thomas Barefoot 
•and R. M. McRackan. 



(5) 

On Ordinations. — D. J. Ray, D. K. Bennett, A. R. Pittman, J. B. Rich- 
ardson, D. B. Dow. 

On Ministerial Support. — D. B, Dow, J. L. Wescott and W. J. Tolar. 

On the use of Intoxicating Liquors. — C. L. Powell, W. J. Tolar, D. C. 
Kelley and Stinceon Ivey. 

On Bomesiic and Indian Missions. — C T. Bailey, D. C. Kelley and E. D. 
Johnson. 

On Associational High ScJiool. — A. R. Pittman, D. J. Ray, J. L. Wescott, 
G. W. Jones and S. E. Ward. 

On Correspondence. — R. M. Sessums, John Warwick, D. C. Humphrey. 

On Public Wors7iip.~J. F. Ward, J. J. Britt and A. D. Biggs. 

On motion, Letters of Dismission were granted the 
Churches at Conwaj'boro, Beulah, United Churches and 
Green Swamp, to unite with the Waccamaw Association. 

On motion, Elders A. R. Pittman, G. W. Hill and J. W. 
Dickson were appointed a Committee to aid in tlie adjust- 
ment of a difficulty reported as existing between the 
churches at Shady Grove and Abbottsburg, and to report 
to the next session of this body. 

Elder C. T. Bailey, Editor of the Biblical Recorder, ar- 
rived and was made welcome to a seat. 

On motion, agreed that next session of this body be held 
with the Church at White Marsh, to commence on Thursday 
before the 4th Sunday in October, 1878, at 11 A. M., Elder 
J. W. Dickson to preach the Introductory Sermon, Elder 
E. W. Wooten, alternate ; Elder A. R. Pittman to preach 
the Missionary Sermon on Sabbath, Elder D. K. Bennett, 
alternate. 

The Association here took a recess of twenty minutes. 



Friday Afternoon. 

Association re-assembled. Prayer, Elder E. D. Johnson 
leading. 

Committee on Education reported. Remarks by Elders 
S. Ivey, C. T. Bailey, J. B. Richardson, C. L. Powell, and 



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Bro, J. L. Wescott. Report adopted, and ordered to be ap- 
pended to the minutes. 

Committee on Domestic and Indian Missions reported. 
Remarks by Elders 0. T. Bailey, S. Ivey and others. Re- 
port adopted and ordered to be appended to the minutes. 

Elder Bailey appealed to the audience in behalf of this 
object and received |6.96. 

Leave of absence from the remainder of the session was 
granted Bro. E. J. Grimsley, one of the delegates from the 
Church at Paradise. 

Committee on Sunday Schools reported. Remarks by 
Brethren C. L. Powell, J. L. Wescott, J. J. Beasley and 
0. L. Steingfield. Report adopted and ordered to be ap- 
pended to the minutes. 

Elder C. L. Powell made an appeal in behalf of the 
church at Williamston, N. C, and received $8.75. 

On motion, adjourned till 9| A. M. to-morrow. Prayer, 
Elder J. B. Richardson leading. 



Saturday, October 27th— 9| A. M. 

Association assembled. Moderator Wooten in the chair, 
who read the 14th Psalm. Prayer, Bro. Oran Lennon 
leading. 

The morning was pleasant. Moderator Lennon was pre- 
sent. 

Invitation to correspondents and visiting brethren re- 
newed, when a letter was presented from the Waccamaw 
Association. The letter was read, and the Messenger, Bro. 
W. S. Frink. made welcome to a seat. 

Committee on Baptist State Convention reported. Re- 
marks by Elders C. T. Bailey, J. B. Richardson, H. Len- 
non and C. L. Powell. Report adopted and ordered to be 
appended to the minutes. 



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Committee on the use of Intoxicating Liquors reported. 
Remarks by C. L. Powell, C. T. Bailey, and A. M. Pitt- 
man. Report adopted and ordered to be appended to the 
minutes. 

Committee on Special Changes reported. Report received 
and ordered to be appended to the minutes. 

Committee on Correspondence reported. Report received 
and ordered to be appended to the minutes. 

Recess of twenty minutes. 

Association re-assembled. Prayer, Eld. Forney Phevatt 
leading. 

Committeee on Ministerial Support reported, when an 
able and appropriate speech was made on the subject by 
Bro. J. L. Wescott. Report adopted and ordered to be ap- 
pended to the minutes. 

Committee on Associational High School reported. Re- 
marks by Elder A. R. Pittman. Report adopted and order- 
ed to be appended to the minutes. 

Committee on Periodicals reported. Remarks by Elder 
C. T. Bailey. Report adopted and ordered to be appended 
to the minutes. 

Committee on Ordinations reported. Report received and 
ordered to be appended to the minutes. 

Committee on Finance reported. Report received and 
ordered to be appended to the minutes. 

Elders Haynes Lennon, A. R. Pittman and D. K. Ben- 
nett were appointed a Committee of Examination and Or- 
dination of such candidates as may be recommended for 
that purpose previous to the meeting of next session. 

Elders D. J. Ray and J. W. Dickson were appointed a 
Committee to enquire into the present status of the Church 
at Little River, S. C, to satisfy themselves by visit or other- 
wise of its condition, and of the propriety of retaining its 
name as a member of this body, and to report at next session. 

On motion, Resolved that 1,000 copies of these minutes be 
printed, and that the Clerk be allowed $30 for his services. 



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Leave of absence was granted Bro. A. D. Biggs of the 
church at Ten Mile Swamp. 

On motion, Elder H. Lennon was excused from preach- 
ing the Missionary Sermon on Sabbath of this session, and 
Elder J. B. Richardson appointed in his stead. 

On motion, all unfinished business was referred to an 
Executive Committee consisting of the officers of the Asso- 
ciation. 

The Association then gave place for a meeting of the Do- 
mestic Mission Board. 

Association re-assembled, Moderator Lennon in the chair. 

Brethren S. E. Ward, W. J. Tolar, 0. B. Granger, J. F. 
McMillan, N. R. Pittman and J. F. Ward were nominated 
as delegates to the Baptist State Convention. 

It was made known to the Association that Mrs. C. H. 
Elwell, relict of Elder J. D. Elwell, was in needy circum- 
stances, when a collection was made for her benefit amount- 
ing to $16.30. 

On motion. Resolved that the thanks of this Association 
be, and they are hereby, tendered to members of Mount 
Eliam, Big Branch and Long Branch Churches, and citi- 
zens of the community, for their hospitality and liberal sup- 
port of this body during this session. 

On motion, adjourned to time and place of next session. 

The Association then sang, "Blest be the tie," &c., and 
engaged in prayer, Elder J. B. Richardson leading. 

. HAYNES LENNON, Moderator. 

D. K. Bennett, Secretary. 



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SABBATH. 

k 

The weather was fine, and the throng immense — the 
number being variously estimated at from three to five 
thousand. 

A Sunda}^ School Mass Meeting was the first thing in or- 
der in which several brethren made appropriate speeches. 

Elder J. P. Lennon then led in an affecting sermon, was 
immediately followed by Elder J. B. Richardson, in the 
Missionary Sermon of the session, at the close of which a 
collection was made for Missions amounting to ^28.99. 

A recess of one hour was then taken, after which Elder 
D. K. Bennett delivered the closing sermon ; was followed 
by the Moderator leading the Association in prayer ; then 
sang "Dismiss us with th}'- blessing, Lord ;" then benedic- 
tion by the Moderator, and the crowd which had been leav- 
ing for an hour literally filled the different thoroughfares 
"homeward bound." 



List of linisters witli tlieir Post OlQces. 



NAMES. 



POSTOFFICE. 



D. B. Ayres, 

J. B. Biirlow 

D. K. Bennett,.. 
J. H. Blanton, . . 

J. D. Clark 

J. W. Dickson,.. 

D. B. Dow 

A. A. Edwards. . 

G. ^Y Hill 

L. TT. Hi] bun,.. 
H. H. Holmes... 
D. C. Kelley,.; . 
J. W. Kirton, . . . 
Haynes Lennon,. 
J. P. Lennon, . . . 
Norman Martin,. 
D. C. McMillan,. 
Noah Mercer, . . . 
A. R. Pittmau, . . 
Forney Prevatt, . 
F. A. Prevatt,. . . 

D. J Ray, 

J. ISl. Register, . . 
R. M. Se'soms, . . 
T. B. Newbury, . 
Isham Stone, . . 
J. R. Tiiompson, 

E. W. Wooten... 



Red Banks, 

Wilmington, 

Lumberton, 

Fair Bluff 

Lumberton 

Flemington 

Lumberton, 

Easy Hill 

Whiteville, 

Robeson's, 

Conwayboro', . . . 

Abbottsburg 

|C4al]ivant's Ferry, 
jBladenboro', . . . . . 

I Robeson's 

Red Banks, 

Leesville, 

Lumberton, 



Whiteville, . 
White Hall,. 
Lumberton,. 



Conwayboro',. 

Whiteville, . . . 



COUNTY. 



Robeson, .... 

New Hanover, 
Robeson, .... 
Columbus,. . . . 
Robeson, ... , 
Columbus,. . . . 
Robeson, ... . 
Brunswick, . . 

Columbus, j " 

Brunswick, " 

Horry, j South 

Bladen, [North 

Horry, ; South 



STATE. 



North Carolina. 



Bladen , 

Brunswick, , 
Robeson,... , 



North 



Carolina. 
Carolina. 
Carolina. 
Carolina. 



Columbus,. 
Bladen,.. . 
Robeson,.. . 



South Carolina. 
Columbus North Carolina. 



Horrv, 






APPENDIX. 



REPORT OX THE USE OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS. 

We, the Committee, would advise the discontinuance of the use of in- 
toxicating liquors as a beverage. Such liquors are a blessing to humanity 
when used for medicinal purposes; but as a beverage they are a curse to 
the world. 

The Church should set an example before the world that will have a ten- 
dency to eradicate the use of such beverages. 

We believe the Scriptures that although it is \avfiu\ pej' se to "take a 
drink," yet it is not expedisat to do so as a mere beverage. 

We heartily discountenance the lamentable practice of members of the 
Church going into bar rooms a'^d drinking as some do, and we hope that 
all who are guilty of such practices will refrain henceforth and forever. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. L. POWELL, 

D. C. KELLEY, 
W. J. TOLAR, 

Committee. 



REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your Committee are glad to report that the Biblical Recorder is in a more 
flourishing condition than ever before in its history, and we cheerfully re- 
commend it to the patronage of ail our brethren. Every pastor and 
church should endeavor to extend its circulation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTEE. 



REPORT OF C0M:^IITTEE ON FINANCE. 

Dear Brethren: Your Committee respectfully report the sum of one hun- 
dred and one dollars and seventy-four cents ($101.74) as having been sent 
up by the churches as Association Fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. J. TOLAR, 
JOSEPH STAN ALAND, 
Committee . 



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REPORT OiST SPECIAL CHANGES. 

Dear Brethren: Each heart in this Association should be lifted ia grati- 
tude to our merciful Benefactor. No changes by death are mentioned spe- 
ciall\-, in the reports sent up from the various churches. 

lu the vehitions which we sustain to the various institutions of the day, 
as well as in our aims and efforts for the advancement of the cause of 
Christ, we have no special change to note, and their gradual change appears 
to be for the better. 
Let us magnify the name of God for such unmerited mercies. 
Respectfully submitted, 

D. K. BENNETT, 
L. HUMPHREY, 
T. BAREFOOT, 
R. ?,[. McRACKAN, 
Committee^ 



REPORT ON CORRESPONDENCE. 

Your committee respectfully beg leave to report the following selection 
of Messengers to other Associations : 

To the M'astern Association. — Brethren J. L. Wescott and John J. Beasley. 

To the Pee Dee A.ssociation, (iV^ C.) — Elder D. C. McMillan and Bro. A. 

D. McLean. 

To the Cedar Creek Association. — Elder R. M. Sessoms, and Brethren G. 

W. Hester and Evander Singletary. 

To the Waccarnaw Association. — Elder J. W. Kirton, and Brethren Jos. 

Stanaland and Dr. J. F. Harrell. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. M. SESSOMS, 

D. C. HUMPHREY, 

JOHN WARWICK, 

Committee. 



REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL. 

The necessity of a Graded or High School under Baptist influence, in 
our bounds, to prepare our sons and daughters for college or for useful- 
ness in life, is obvious. We have long felt the want of such an institution. 

To supply this great and pressing necessity the brethren and friends of 
the Baptist Church at Ashpole have made arrangements to erect suitable 
buildings for conducting such a school; all that is necessary to make it a 
grand success is more money, good teacliers and a liberal patronage. 

The location is health}*, society good, board will be cheap, tuition rea- 
sonable; and every other inducement that can be reasonably expected, will 



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be offered to build up and establish a permanent school, second to none in 
the State of like grade. Said school is denominated by the stockholders, 
"The Cape Fear Baptist Associational High School," and wetpke pleasure 
in recommending it to the favorable consideration of our Association, and 
hope they vrill adopt it us the Associational School, and that such a liberal 
patronage "will be extended it as will make it an honor to the Baptist de- 
nomination in general, and to the Cape Fear Association in particular. 

We solicit the aid and influence of the ministry and friends of Educa- 
tion generally, in the taking of stock and furnishing patronage. It is the 
intention of the stockholders to make it a male and female school, and to 
commence teaching in January, 1878. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. E. PITTMAN, Chairman. 



REPORT OiN MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

The work assigned to the Gospel Ministry is such as to demand the best 
energies of the head and heart of him who would engage therein. 

When vre consider the issues that hang upon the faithful preaching of 
the gospel, who shall appreciate the force of that Scripture which directs 
the preacher to "study to show himself approved unto God, a workman 
that needeth not to be ashamed," and to give himself wholly thereto, in 
order that he may make full proof of his ministry; but one will naturally 
apply his energies and attention to that from which he expects his support 
in life. If one desires the services of another he v/ill naturally expect to 
provide for the support of the one in his employ. So the Scriptures teach 
that "they who preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel." 
Respectfully submitted, 

D. B. DOW, Chairman. 



REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Your Committee on Sunday Schools heartily endorse the report of last 
session on this subject. 

Sabbath Schools are heaven-born institutions, and should receive the en. 
dorsement of every child of God. We believe tliat every minister should 
encourage them by his presence and counsel. We hope that the various 
Sabbath Schools will labor to establish Mission Schools, when and where 
it is practicable. 

We recommend the ''Little Leader'' plan, and hope that all Sunday 
Schools will endeavor at least to teach the children the great duty of giving 
to the Lord. Respectfully submitted, 

C. L. POWELL, Chairman. 



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REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Your Committee on Education report that they rejoice that in many 
sections much has been done for the education of the rising generation, 
and especially that many of our churches have been awakened upon the 
subject of Ministerial Educatiou. But, brethren, while much has been, 
done there yet remains much more to be done. That we are not up to our 
duty as to the education of the present rising generation is a fact to which 
truth will compel all us to plead guilty. 

The State Board of Education has at Wake Forest College eight young 
men who are studying to be better prepared to proclaim God's truth to 
dying sinners; and the more successfully to refute the errors of tlie present 
day. These brethren need our prayers and our pecuniary aid. 

Your Committee regret that circumstances forbid a more extended re- 
port on this important subject. Respectfully submitted, 

STINCEON IVEY, Chairman. 



REPORT ON DOMESTIC AND INDIAN MISSIONS. 

Your Committee find pleasure in announcing to the Association the grat- 
ifying fact that the great v/ork of the Southern Baptists, committed to 
the Board of Home Missions is being prcseculcd with vigor and success. 
The work among the Indian tribes has reached a degree of prosperity that 
renders it permanent. Dr. Buckner, our ]oc:ling Missionary to these people, 
has established large and self-sustaming churches and a school of high 
grade, where the native preachers and teachers are being trained. The 
large debt of tlie Board has been reduced within bounds and arrangements 
made for its gradual settlement. The success of this Board in aiding ff cble 
churches and in building up churches in destitute towns and villages may 
be seen in many parts of our State, as weii as in each State within the 
bounds of the Convention. The work commends itself to ever}'- Baptist in 
the South, and the Board deserves our sympathy, prayers and contribu- 
tions. Rev. E. DoDSON, "an epistle known and read of all men," and one of 
the most self-sacrificing and consecrated of God's servants, is the agent 
of this Board for North Carolina. We commend him to the hearts and 
homes of all our people. Respectfully submitted, 

C. T. BAILEY, Chairman. 



REPORT ON BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 

The magnitude of the work of the Baptist State Convention increases 
just as our country is filling up with a rapidly increasing population, and 



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stepping forward iu a marked progress ia science, art, material growth, 
tliouglit and multiplied phases of religious creeds and faiths. 

The great worls. of Sabbath Schools is pressing more heavily, and call- 
ing louder for a united and vigorous effort, than in anj^ of the past ages; 
while Education, the proper development of the mind's faculties, should 
engage the energies of every patriot, and especially Christians. 

The evangelization of our own State and country, giving our own citi- 
zens the pure gospel, we cannot neglect, without great loss in our temporal 
interests, our spiritual welfare, and guilty of unfaithfulness and disloyalty 
to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 

Error in every possible form is rapidly spreading over our whole State. 
It would seem that the Devil had almost professed Christianity. It is the 
work of the State Mission Board to give, as far as possible, our common- 
wealth the pure gospel. Its labors are abundantly blessed as the means 
are furnished. If it is doing but little it is because but little is given to 
this work. 

The Foreign Mission field is being opened more and more to tlie Gospel. 
And the hundreds of millions of our fellow creatures can now be reached 
by the soldiers of the cross. We must go forward or we will suffer in our 
home work, our own spiritual in'^erests. 

Then we commend all the ob^'ects of the State Convention to the churches 
of this Association for thei:- coidial support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. B. RICHARDSON, 
D. J. CLARK, 
J. L. WESCOTT, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ORDINATIONS. 

Your Committee on examination of Brethren J. S. Caines, Kinchen 
Barnes and W. L. Tart, for Ordination to the full work of the ministry, 
recommend that Brethren Caines and Barnes continue laboring in their 
present capacity till a field of labor is opened to them, and that, in view of 
W. L. Tart having so recently joined our church, that his ordination be 
deferred for the present. Respectfully submitted, 

DAVID J. RAY, 
D. B. DOW, 
B. W. WOOTEN, 
A. R. PITTMAN, 
D. K. BENNETT, 
J. B. RICHARDSON, 
Committee. 



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S. E. WARD, Tkeasuker, In account with the Cape Fear Association. 



1875 
Oct. 



1876 
Oct. 



1877 
Oct. 

Dec. 



To cash on hand from 1874, 

To cash from Finance Committee, . . . 
By amount paid D. K. Bennett, Clerk, 

By amount paid postage, &c., 

By amount paid freight on Minutes,. . . 
By amount paid for printing Minutes, . 

To cash from Finance Committee 

Bj' amount paid D. K. Bennett, Clerk, 
By amount paid for printing Minutes,. 
By amount paid freight on Minutes,. . . 

To cash from Finance Committee, . . . . 
By amount paid D. K. Bennett, Clerk, 
Cash on hand, 

To balance brought down 



$ 13 26 
116 81 


80 30 


101 


74 


$311 
33 


01 
93 



80 00 
3 41 
2 00 

95 00 



30 00 

85 00 

3 67 



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83 93 



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PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

DOMESTIC MISSION BOARD 



OF 



CAPE FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Saturday, October 27tli, 1877. 
The Board was called to order by the President, Elder A. 

11. PiTTMAN. 

Bro. J. L. Wescott invoked the Divine direction. 

The Secretary called the list of Life Members. 

Brethren G. W. Jones and John Warwick were appoint- 
ed a Committee on Finance. 

On motion, the former officers were unanimously re- 
elected. 

Churches and individuals then presented their dues and 
donations to the Board. (See table.) 

The Superintendent and Financial Agent was, on motion, 
authorized to make settlement with our Associational Mis- 
sionaries. 

Resoloed, That the Superintendent and Financial Agent, witli the Com- 
mittee on Finance, make to tlie Executive Committee a Tabular Kcportj 
and that the same be appended to these Minutes. 

Brethren Jacob Leggett, E. W. Prevatt, J. S. Thompson, 
W. J. T0LA.R and A. F. Freeman, were made Life Members 
of the Board. 

The former Executive Committee, viz : John Warv\'ick, 
E. W. WooTEN, W. J. ToLAR, F. Lennon, G. W. Jones, 
Giles Williams and I. M. Powell, were, on motion, unan- 
imously re-elected for the ensuing year. 

All unfinished business was, on motion, referred to the 
Executive Committee. 

On motion, adjourned. 

A. R. PITTMAN, Pkesident. 
PL LENNON, Sup't & F. A. 
D.K. Bennett, Secretanj. 



LIST OF LIFE MEMBERS 

Of the Domestic Mission Board of the Cape Fear Asso- 
ciation. 



Ayres, William"-^ 
Ayres, D. B. 
Ayrfcs, E. S. 
Bennett, D. K. 
Bordeaux, M. M. 
Bullock, H. G. 
Britt, John J.- 
Bullock, Charles 
Clark, J. D. 
Coleman, Elisha- 
Creech, Elijah 
Daniel, D J. 
Edwards, A. A. 
Edwards, Haynes 
Ellis, J. B. 
Elwell, J. D.* 
Enzor, H. 
Floyd, A. E. 
Freeman, A. F. 
(jrodwin, B. 
Gore, J. W. 
Gore, D. N. 
Gore, A. M, 
(Jore, W. E. 
Grantham, J. F. 
Granger, Levi 
Hammond, Arcliibald 
Hardie, Isaac 
Harrelson, E. W. 
Ilewett, Moses 
Hilbun, L. W. 
Hill, G. W. 
Holden, R. W. 
Inman, J. H. A. 
Inman, J. L. 
Jennings, S. B. 

*Dead. 

[KoTE. — If there arc errors in this list, the brethren will please inform 
tiie Secretary and it shall appear correct in the future.] 



Johnson, Ewen 
Jollie, J. H. 
Jones, G. W. 
Journigan, Wm. 
Kellihau, David 
Lancaster, Jesse, 
Lawson, Alva 
Leggett, Jacob 
Lennon, Haynes 
Lennou, Francis, 
Lennon, Oi'an 
Lennon, R. P. 
Lennou, J. E. 
Lennon, J. P. 
Lennon, Wright 
Lennon, D. S. 
Lennon, Ira 
Long, R. J. 
Ludlam, W. C. 
Marshburn, D. H. 
Mason, R. L. 
Mayo, J. A. 
McRackan, R. M. 
McGougan, J. M. 
McDaniel, Eli 
Memory, T. S. 
Monroe, P. 
Moore, Orau 
ISTance, L. F. 
Xance, J. L.* 
Newbeury, T. B. 
Pate, G. G. 
Phillips, E. 
Phillips, J. T. 
Pittman, IS". R. 
' Pittman, A. R. 



Pittman, A. McA. 
Pope, 11. T. 
Porter, Caswell 
Powell, A. F. 
Prevatt, Forney, 
Prevatt, J. T. 
Prevatt, F. A. 
Prevatt, Jas. 
Prevatt, E. W. 
Price, E. D. 
Ray, D. J. 
Register, A. M 
Rogers, R. A. 
Smith, S. W. 
Smith, J. W.* 
Stanaland, Daniel'' 
Stanaland, Joseph. 
Stone, Samuel 
Stone, W. A.* 
Sutton, J. G. 
Sutton, J. A. 
Todd, E. H. 
Tolar, W. J. 
Thompson, S. B. 
Thompson, J. H. 
Thompson, J. S. 
Townsend, Neill 
Ward, J. F. 
Ward, S. E. 
Wescott, J. L. 
Wescott, S. W."= 
Worley, Coleman 
Woodside, R. W. 
Williamson, J. I. 
Yates, L. I. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Of Contributiom io Board of Domestic Missions in Cape Fear 

Baptist Association, 



CHURCHES 

AND 

COUNTIES. 


a 
C.2 

a: 
m 

< 


1 

State 

Missions. 


Foreign 

Missions. 


Ministerial 
Education. 





Robeson County. 
Antioch 


18 25 
13 50 

3 45 
5 90 

30 00 
1 00 

4 00 

10 40 
35 

1 00 

2 85 
8 75 

1 50 

11 10 

2 00 

2 50 

3 75 

2 85 


1 


18 25 


AsliDole '. . 


8 50 
2 75 
2 61 


7 57 
4 00 


14 50 
5 25 


44 07 


Back Swamp, 

Rio" SwamD .... 


15 45 

8 51 


Clvbon's 






30 00 


Flog Swamp, 


1 15 

2 00 
15 25 

85 


65 

2 00 

25 




"'"200 
4 11 


2 80 


Lonff Branch 


10 00 


Lumberton, 

Mount Eliam, 

Pleasant Grove, 


30 01 

70 

1 00 


Baft Swamp, 

Spring Hill, 

Ten Mile Swamp, 

Tolarsville, 

White Pond, 

Zion's Tabernacle, 

jNlount Monah, . . 

Columbus County. 

]]ogue Swamp, 

Cedar Grove 


2 00 
4 00 

1 15 
10 10 

2 00 

*"' 225 


G 20 
1 50 


"" i'so 


11 05 

21 74 

2 65 


10 10 

2 00 

75 

2 25 


20 77 
2 00 
1 00 
8 55 


53 37 
8 00 
4 25 

16 80 

2 80 


(Jherrv Grove 












€ross Roads, 

Fair Bluff, ... 

Fleniincfton 


47 58 


50 


2 85 


50 


51 43 


Macedonia 












Mount Sinai 


3 00 
7 25 
r, 55 
7 35 

13 15 

4 00 








3 00 


]\[ount Ziou 






7 25 


Pleasant Plain,.. 

Porter Swamp, 

Piuev Forest 




1 35 




7 90 
7 35 








1 13 15 


Sweet 'Home 








4 00 


Western Prong, 










White Marsh, 


2 00 


2 00 


"Whiteville, 






1 00 


1 00 


Bladen County. 

Abbottsburg, 

Galeed ' 


5 00 
5 00 




2 25 


5 00 
5 00 


Hester's 


2 25 


Hickorj' Grove, 


2 66 




2 00 



(23) 
FINANCIAL STATEMENT— Continued. 



COUNTIES, CHURCHES 

AND 

INDIVIDUALS. 


Association 

jMissions. 


1 State 

Missions. 


C 

.2 • 

'Jo 

d cc 

5 


Ministerial 
Education. 


"a 

r .. 


French's Creek, 








Mount Olive, 

Mount Pleasant, 


•2 45 






2 45. 


Paradise, 












Sandy Grove, 












Shady Grove, 


7 60 








7 'tO 


Brunswick' County. 

Antioch, . . 

Bethel,. 

Bryan's Chapel 






1 

" ;]"66 


■ ', '.}{) 


Cheerful Hope, 


4 66 

5 00 
1 00 








4 0(} 


Lebanon, 

Livin2;ston Chapel, 

Mill Creek, 

Mount Pisgah, 

Shiloh, 






75' 


5 75 
1 0<) 


Smithville, 

New Hanover County. 
Masonboro', 


2 00 




2 25 
00 


75 

7 09 


2 OO 

3 00 


Marion County, S. C. 

Bear Swamp, 

Buck Swamp 


10 00 


5 00 


27 m 


Mount Zion, 










Pinej' Grove, 

Horry County, S. C. 
Bus; Swamp, 


4 40 


2 00 


(i8 


25 


7 :^:^ 


Cedar Creek, 


1 25 








1 25 


Salem, 










Spring Branch, 


17 10 


1 95 


1 00 


i 66 


21 05 


Union, 


Indinduals. 

Mrs. Eliza Watts, 

Mrs. Martha Ayei's, 


...... 


20 

50 

1 00 

50 






20 

50 

1 00 


Rev, E. D. Johnson, 

Mrs. Eliza Flowers, 





Rev. 0. L. Strino-tield, 




50 
50 




50 

i 5(V 


EliasB. Ford, ' 






10 00 
10 00 
2 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 
2 00 
1 00 


10 0f> 


Thomas Ayers, 








10 00 
2 00 
5 00 
5 0(» 


Miss Mattie Ford, 

J. N. Page, 

John Warwick, 









Calvin Flowers, 








' 5 00 


S. E. Ward 








: 5 00 
5 00 
2 00 


Rev. A. R. Pittman, 

Mrs. C. E. Jackson, 









Rev. D. C. McMillan, 








1 OO 



(24) 
FINANCIAL STATEMENT— Continued. 



INDIVIDUALS. 



Jjevi Grainger, 

Clinton Worley, 

Preston Grainger, .... 

Orton Grainger, 

John Enzor, 

ElLsha Coleman, 

Miss Hattie Harrell, . . . 
Piev, Haynes Lennon, . 
Sabbath Collection,. . . 



O 03 



18 89 



a 
o 



zn 



5 10 



tn 

a 
.2 

o 



5 00 



$ 299 72 $ 70 86 % 59 95 $ IGO 92 $ 591 45 



■f- 3 



■/A 



5 00 
5 00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



o 



5 00 
5 00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
5 00 
5 00 
38 99 



[Note. — The contribution from Mt. Pisgah Church ($1.50) came to 
h;md too late to 1)e inserted in this report, it will appear in its proper place 
hereafter.] 



S. E. WARD, Treasurer, In account with Domestic Mission Board of tin 

Cape Fear Baptist AssociiUion. 



Oct. 1877. By Association Mission Fund , 

To paid D. J. Ray, old debt, 

To paid D. J. Ray, 30 days service, 

To paid D. K. Bennett, old debt, 

To paid D. K. Bennett, 10 days service,. 

To paid H. Lennon old debt,. 

To paid J. B. Richardson, service, , 

To paid J. F. McMillan, 33 days service, 
To paid Ministerial Education Fund, ... 



By State Mission Fund, 

To paid J. B. Richardson, agent, 

To paid N. B. Broughton, Treasurer, . 



By Foreign Mission Fund, 

To i)aid J. B. Richardson, agent, 

To paid N. B. Broughton, Treasurer,. . . 





$ 


$ 20 79 




60 00 




20 07 




32 00 




16 20 




65 00 




49 50 




36 16 




58 23 




12 63 




42 87 




17 08 





299 



299 72 
70 86 



70 86 
59 95 



59 95 



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MINUTES 



I A/TT-XTTTrnT.. O 



OF THK 



74th Annual Session 



OF THE 



CAPE FEAR 



Baptist Association, 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

White larsh, Ooluinbus Co., I. C, 

Oct. 24th, 35tSi, 20th and 27th, 1S7S. 



Rev. HAYNES LENNON, Moderator,. . . Bladenborn, N. C. 

Rev. G. W. HILL, Clerk, Whiteville Depot. N. C. 

Rev. a. R. PITTMATST, Ass't Clerk, Luraberton, N. C. 

H. E. WARD, Treasurer, Lumbertou, N. C. 



RALEIGH: 

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MINUTES 



OF THE 



74th Annual Session 



OF THE 



CAPE FEAR 



Baptist Association, 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

White larsh, Columbus Co., I. C, 

Oct. 24tli, 25th, Setli and 27tli, 1S78. 



Rev. HAYNES LENNON, Moderator,. . . Bladenboro, N. C. 

Rev. G. W. HILL, Clerk, Whiteville Depot, N. C. 

Rev. a. R, PITTMAN, Ass't Clerk, Lumberton, K C. 

B. E. WARD, Treasurer, Lumberton, N. 0. 



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,,, ,,^,,. PROCEEDINGS. 



' Thursday, October 24th, 1878. 

The Introductory Sermon was* preached by Elder J. W. 
Dickson from Matt, xiii: 25. ^r.^ -v^. , 

An intermission of twenty minutes was given. 

The delegates assembled in the house. 

The list of churches was called..,, p.-j^.^^,., ©j iroij/itiviji- 

The Moderator read the first chapter of Acts. The Asso- 
ciation then sang hymn 12th, " From all that dwell below 
the skies," and engaged in prayer. Elder A. R. Pittman 
leading. 

The Clerk being absent, Elder S. Ivey was appointed 
clerk pro tern. 

Elders A. R. Pittman and E. W. Wooteu were appointed 
Reading Clerks. - n .-■'•■♦ ■•';■? .t -,-. 

Brethren 0. H. Powell, Ewing Johnson and Elder G. W. 
Hill, were appointed Committee of Finance. 

On motion, the church letters were called for, read and 
the names of the delegates enrolled. ' f ■Jof.!3— .r 

The letter from Union Church was laid on the table. * 

.Elder H. Lennon was re-elected Moderator, Elder G. W. 
Hill Clerk, and Bro. S. E. Ward Treasurer. 

Appointed the pastor and deacons of this church, and 
brethren 0. Lennon and J. W. Hall a committee to supply 
preaching at the stand. - -r-fj--} 

An invitation to corresponding messengers and visiting 
ministers was extended. The following brethren responded : 
Elder E. D. Johnson and J. M. Johnson, from the Cedar 
Creek Association, and Elder A. M. Noble, from the Wacca- 
maw. 



4 Minutes of the 

* 

It was agreed to spend half an hour each day in devo- 
tional exercises. 
Association adjourned to 9| o'clock to-morrow morning. 
Prayer by Elder J. B. Barlow. 



Friday Morning, Oct. 25th, 1878. 

Clerk called the list of churches. The brethren then 
joined in singing hymn 2. Prayer was offered by Elder A. 
M. Noble. 

Invitation to corresponding messengers and visiting 
ministers extended. Bro. W. W. Shepherd, from the Cedar 
Creek, and Rev. O. L. Stringfield, from the Eastern Associa- 
tion, responded and accepted seats. 

Invitation to churches wishing to connect with the Asso- 
ciation. No response. 

Committees were appointed on the following subjects : 

On Vigilance. — T. Barefoot, G. W. Flinn and Orren Lennon. 

On General and Ministerial Education. — J. W. Dickson, Levi Grainger 
and 0. L. Stringfield. 

On Baptist State Convention. — Elder H. Lennon, O. H. Powell and E. 
Wishart. 

On Periodicals.— Elders C. T. Bailey, J. W. Smith and D. J, Ray. 

On Sunday ScJiools. — Elders A. R. Pittman, A. M. Noble and Dr. J. P. 
Harrell. 

On Special Changes. — Elders D. B. Dow, S. Ivey and Bro.-'D. C. Hum- 
phrey. 

On Ordination. — Elders C. T. Bailey, S. Ivey, J. W. Dickson, A. R. 
Pittman and D. J. Ray. 

On Ministerial Support. — Brethren J. L. Wescott, W. J. Tolar and Jos. 
Stanaland. 

On the Use of Intoxicating Liqv/yrs.—ElderaJ. B. Barlow, H. H. Holmes, 
and Bro. T. W. Ayres. 

On Associational High School. — Elder S. Ivey, Brethren W. J. Tolar and 
J. F. Ward. 

On Correspondence. — E. Wishart, J. M. M. Gore and W, J. Ward. 

Elder C. T. Bailey and Bro. D. McNeill being present, rep^ 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 5 

resenting the interests of the Recorder, were welcomed to 
seats. Eld. N. B. Cobb, from the Pee Dee Association, Agent 
of the Judson Baptist College at Hendersonville, was also 
invited to a seat. 

The committee appointed by the last session of this body- 
to aid in the adjustment of a diflBculty existing between the 
churches at Shady Grove and Abbottsburg, submitted their 
report, stating that the diflBculty had been amicably settled. 

The report was received. 

Report of the committee appointed to visit the church at 
Little River, was submitted. After some remarks by the 
brethren, on motion of Bro. J. L. Wescott, the matter was 
referred to the Board of Associational Missions, and the 
committee continued, consisting of Elders D. J. Ray and J. 
W. Dickson. On motion, Elder E. W. Wooten was added. 

On motion, the letter from the Union Church, laid on the 
table, was taken up, and brethren W. J. Tolar, Jos. Stana- 
land, 0. H. Powell, J. W. Smith, and E. Johnson, were ap- 
pointed a committee to enquire into the standing of said 
church and report. 

On application, a letter of dismission was granted to the 
church at Masonboro to unite with the Eastern Association. 

Also, letters were granted to the Mount Zion church, Ma- 
rion county, S. C, and Buck Swamp churches to join the 
Pee Dee; also, Bug Swamp, (now Good Hope) and Salem 
churches, to unite with the Waccamaw Association. 

The report on Periodicals was read by Elder C. T. Bailey. 
Remarks by Elders Bailey,- Cobb, Ivey and Bro. McNeill. 

Association took a recess of 30 minutes. 

Delegates re-assemble. Prayer by Elder N. B. Cobb. 

On motion, it was agreed that the next session of this 
body meet with the church at Ashpole, Robeson county, N. 
C, on Thursday before the 4th Sunday in October, 1879, at 
11 o'clock A. M. Elder E. W. Wooten to preach the Intro- 
ductory Sermon, and Elder S. Ivey to preach the Misoionary 
Sermon. 



% Minutes of the , t ^^(^j 

Leave of absence is granted to several brethren. • K' ^,; v 
Report of committee on Union Church was read, received 

and ordered to be appended. 

Elders J. W. Dickson, D. J. Ray, G. W. Hill, and brethren 

Levi Grainger and T. W. Ayres were appointed a committee 

to visit said church and report to the next session of this 

body, 
j On motion, adjourned. Prayer by Bro. D. McNeill. 



Saturday Morning, October 26, 1878. 

Moderator read 60th chapter of Isaiah. Hymn 583. 

It was then announced that two sisters of the church were 
suffering from sickness, and request that prayer be offered 
in their behalf. The Throne of Grace was then addressed 
by Elder E. D. Johnson. 

Clerk calls the list of churches. 

A cordial welcome is then extended to Prof. W. M. Win- 
gate, of Wake Forest College. Visits the Association in the 
interest of education. 
. Leave of absence is granted several brethren. 

The committee on the Associational High Schools re- 
ported. Addresses were made by Elders Bailey, Wingate, 
Ivey, Cobb, and Dr. J. F. Harrell. ,^, 

Report adopted. 

Elder R. McDaniel, from the .Pee Dee Association, was 
invited to a seat. ;. ^looi imhahof^ ! 

Appointed Elders H. Lennon, A. R. Pittman, D. J. Ray, 
and brethren Giles Williams, Everett Page, and J. C. Car- 
roll, to aid the Baptist Church at Whiteville, in settling 
their financial difficulty. 
. Report on Sunday Schools read and adopted. , <; 

The committee on special changes stated that they had 
had the matter under consideration, and that they were not 



Cape Fear Baptist A ssoeiation. 7 

9,ble to obtain anything to report upon the subject. They 
were excused and the Clerk requested to prepare a report. 

The report on Ministerial Support was read, and remarks 
made by Bro. J. L. Wescott, Elder J. W. Dickson and others, 
on the duty of churches to support their pastors. 

Elder C. T. Bailey said that there should be a society 
raised for the relief of aged and indigent ministers in the 
State, and hoped that the matter would be taken under con- 
sideration at the approaching meeting of the Baptist State 
Convention. The Moderator then stated the case of a very 
aged minister whom he had visited, and with the aid of his 
church, had furnished some relief, who was in an afflicted 
and destitute condition, and who had formerly been a mem- 
ber of this body and labored as a missionary for the Baptist 
State Convention. A number of brethren then voluntarily 
came forward and generously contributed the amount of 
$25.37 towards his relief. 

The report was adopted. 

After a short recess the Association re-assembled. 

Prayer by Elder J. W. Dickson. 

Committee of Finance reported. Ordered that the amount 
in hand be paid over to the Treasurer. 

Committee on Correspondence reported. Report adopted. 

Committee on Baptist State Convention reported. Re- 
marks by Dr. Wingate and Elder H. Lennon. Report 
adopted. 

By request, Elder N. B. Cobb was appointed to preach the 
Missionary Sermon on to-morrow in place of Elder A. R. 
Pittman, the i:egular appointee. 

The report on the use of Intoxicating Liquors was read 
and adopted. 

Appointed Elders J. M. Register, J. W. Dickson, brethren 
J. S. Devan, S. E. Ward and W. J. Tolar, delegates to the 
Baptist State Convention. 

By request, appointed Elder J. W. Dickson, brethren Levi 
Grainger, L M. Powell, J. C. Carroll, and C. J. Godwin, as 



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delegates to attend the Gray's Creek Colored Association, 
and aid them in their deliberations. Adpo'nted Elders A. 
R. Pittman, S. Ivey and D. C. McMillan to aid in the organ- 
ization of a new Colored Association in the vicinity of the 
Ashpole Church. 

Ordered that the old debt due the Treasurer be paid. 

Ordered that the Clerk be allowed thirty dollars ($30) for 
his services. 

On motion, it was ordered that 1200 copies of these 
minutes be printed. 

On motion, all unfinished business be referred to an Ex* 
ecutive Committee, consisting of the officers of this body. 

On motion, resolved that the thanks of this Association 
be and they are hereby tendered to the members of the 
White Marsh, Bogue Chapel, Mount Zion, and Whiteville 
Churches, and citizens of the community, for their hospi- 
tality and liberal support of this body during this session. 

The Association then gave way for a meeting of the Do- 
mestic Missionary Board. 

Associatdon came in session. 

Agreed to adjourn on to-morrow at the close of the ser- 
vices at ths stand. Prayer by Elder C. T. Bailey. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association, 9 

SABBATH. 

The morniug was pleasant. The congregation assembled 
in the church and engaged in a Sunday School Mass Meeting. 
Several of the brethren made appropriate addresses upon the 
subject of Sunday Schools. 

A portion of the congregation assembled at the stand. 

Elder C. T. Bailey opened the exercises. Hymn 410. 

Prayer by Elder E. D. Johnson. 

Elder Bailey then preached from 1st Cor., 3d chapter and 
22d verse. At the close, hymn 593 was sung, after which 
Elder N. B. Cobb offered prayer and preached from Matt. 
28th chap., 18-20 verses. 

A collection was taken up, amounting to $21.60. 

During the services at the stand, Prof. Wingate preached 
in the church, after which the Moderator made some vale- 
dictory remarks and led in prayer. The brethren then 
gathered round the stand, joined in singing " Blest be the 
tie thet binds," and took the parting hand. 

Thus closed the 74th session of the Cape Fear Baptist As- 
sociation. 

HAYNES LENNON, 

G. W. Hill, Clefrh. Moderator. 







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List of Ministers with their Post Offices. 



NAMES. 


POST OFFICE. 


COUNTY. 


STATE. 


D. B. Ayres, . . . 


Red Banks, 


Robeson, 


North Carolina, 


J. B. Barlow, 


Wilmington, 


New Hanover, 








J. H. Blanton, . . . 


Fair Bluff 


Columbus, 








K. Barnes, . . 


Sterlins' Mills,. . . 


Robeson, 








J. D. Clark, 


Lumberton, 


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J. W. Dickson,.., 


Whiteville, 


Columbus 






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D. B. Dow, 


Lumberton, 


Robeson, 








A. A. Edwards, . . 


Easy Hill 


Brunswick, 








G. W. Hill 


Whiteville Depot, 


Columbus, 








L. W. Hilborn, . . . 


Robeson's, 


Brunswick, 








D. 0. Kelly, 


Abbottsburg, 


Bladen 








Haynes Lennon, . . 


Bladenboro', 


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J. P Lennon, 


Robeson's, 


Brunswick, 








Norman Martin,.. 


Red Banks, 


Robeson, 








D. C. McMillan,. 


Leesville, 










Noah Mercer, ... 


Lumberton, 










A. R. Pittman,. . . 


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Forney Prevatt, . . 


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F. A. Prevatt, 


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D. J. Ray, 


Whiteville, 


Columbus, 








J. M. Register, . . . 


White Hall, 


Bladen, 








R. M. Sessom, . . . 


Lumberton, 


Robeson, 








T. B. Newberry, . 


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Isham Stone, 


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E. W. Wooten,. . . 


Whiteville, 


Columbus, 








W. T. Jordan,.... 


Lumberton, 


Robeson, . ..... 









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APPENDIX. 



REPORT ON THE USE OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS. 

We, the Committee on the use of intoxicating liquors, recommend all 
Baptists to adopt the principle of Total Abstinence, which we believe 
■would be productive of great good, and respectfully recommend the min- 
isters in this Association to preacli against the use of ardent spirits as a 
beverage, and request all the members of our churches, especially the sis- 
ters, that they use their powerful influence against its use in the social 
oircle and in the family, where we believe the evil in most cases begins. 
We know that some of our good brethren will say that it is good as a med- 
icine. We grant it; then leave it in tiie hand of medical men as other poi- 
sons, and take it only when they prescribe it in good faith. 

And now, brethren, believing, as we do, that drunkenness is one of thj 
greatest curses in the world, and even the church of our Lord Jesus Christ 
suffers from it — and most of the crimes, pauperism and suffering are caused 
by it — is it not our duty to do all we can to dry up the springs of Intem- 
perance? Respectfully submitted, 

J. B. BARLOW, 
H. H. HOMES, 
T. W. AYRES. 



REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Your committee on General and Ministerial Education report that they 
rejoice that in many sections there is great interest manifested in the edu- 
cation of the rising generation — great sacrifices made by some of our 
brethren to this end. But alas, in other sections the least interest in the 
cause is wanting. brethren, this ought not so to be. If we want our 
country, God and truth honored, let us educate our boys and girls. 

We have a number of young men who are now at Wake Forest College 
preparinix ihemseWes to proclaim the Gospel and to successfully defend it 
against tl^e errors of the present age. Brethren, we need them; we have 
prayed God for "laborers" and he has given them to us; let us therefore 
glorify God, honor the cause of our Master by educating them. There are 
also a great many young brethren we trust the Lord has called to the work 
of the ministry, who need an education. Let us encourage them and aid 
them to show themselves workmen who need not to be ashamed. Educa- 
tion makes our brethren humble ; it makes them zealous of good works; 
it makes them better preachers in every respect. Paul says the preachers 
belong to the church. Therefore brethren, let us not wait for our consciences 
to stir us up to our duty in this particular, but our judgment and the love 
of Christ and his cause which constrainetli us. 

Respectfully submitted, O. L. STRINGFIELD, 

J. W. DICKSON, 
LEVI GRAINGER. 



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REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION OP CAPE FEAR 

ASSOCIATION. 

Dear Brethren : The session at Spring Branch was another success. 
There was a more general participation among the schools than last year. 

The following officers were elected and duly installed for one year: Rev. 
S. Ivey, President; J. C. Carroll, Vice President; Henry Wyche. Secre- 
tary; Marvin Godwin, Treasurer, which, together with Bro. Levi Grain- 
ger and A. P. Freeman, constitute the Executive Committee, and will hold 
Sieir next session with the church at Spring Hill, Robeson county, N. C. 
Rev. A. R. Piltman was chosen to deliver the Annual Sermon. 

The Convention by resolution requested the next Association to notice 
in their minutes the time and place of next Convention, which is fixed on 
Friday before the Second Sunday in September, 1879. 

y J. F. HARRELL, former Secretary. 



REPORT ON C"^JNDAT SCHOOLS. 

Tour committee respectfully submit that out of 63 churches represented 
there are about 40 Sunday Schools reported, and 4 of this number without 
any statistics whatever, and a portion of the others very imperfect. 

The statistics given represent in the aggregate 187 teachers, 1,813 stu- 
dents, who have paid $178.31 for books, papers, &c., and $85.55 for other 
objects during the past year. 

Only about 20 of these are represented in our Sunday School Conven- 
tion. There are probably Schools taught at some of the churches and other 
places not reported. 

(- Your committee recommend a more hearty co-operation with the State 
Sunday School Board, also between the ministry and other Sunday School 
workers. 

We also recommend the local Sunday School Convention and Institutes 
as they now exist. 

We urge the practical use of the International Lessons as furnished in 
Kind Words, and a more general circulation of the Biblical Recorder, which 
has a Sunday School Department worth more to the lovers of children than 
the paper will cost. 

We earnestly request all the churches having Sunday Schools to report 
them to the next Association, with statistics agreeable to the blank form 
furnished in the church letters. 

Respectfully submitted, COMMITTEE. 



REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your Committee find pleasure in reporting the Biblical Recorder still vig- 
orously prosecuting its great work among the Baptists of North Carolina. 
It is to-day, as it has been for 42 years, the firm defender of Baptist prin- 
ciples and Bible truths. Notwithstanding the scarcity of money, and the 
unusual difficulties encountered in all departments of business for the last 
three years, the Recorder, through the aid of its faithful friends, has con- 
tinued its weekly visits to many of the homes of the best of our brethren 
and sisters. Its existence is a necessity; its circulation a blessing. It aids 
in the instruction of thti people; the strengthening and encouraging of the 
members of our churches; support of the ppstorb, and the advancement 



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among us of every good word and work. Its circulation should be largely 
increased. 

We also recommend Kind ^ords, of Macon, Ga., as the Sunday School 
paper for our people. 

Respectfully submitted, C. T. BAILEY. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THE DIFFICULTY CONNECTED 
WITH THE UNION CHURCH. 

Your committee beg leave to report that the Union Church is out of or- 
der, and recommend that a committee be sent to that church to endeavor 
to settle the matter. / 

Respectfully submitted, W. J. TOLAR, Ch'm'n. 



REPORT ON CORRESPONDING MESSENGERS. 

Your committee, appointed to select messengers to sister Associations, 
recommend the following brethren as delegates to the respective bodies 
subjoined : 

To THE Eastern Association- -Elders H. Lennon, A. A. Edwards and 
J. M. Register. 

Waccamaw— Elder G. W. Hill, Brethren C. C. Gore, J. W. Harrelson 
and J. L. Wescott. 

Pee Dee, (N. C.)— Elders F. A. Prevatt, J. D. Clark and Bro. Neil 
Townsend. 

Pee Dee, (S. C.)— Elder D. B. Dow, and Bro. T. S. Ayres. 

Cedar Creek— Elder N. Mercer, and Bro. E. Johnson. 

Respectfully submitted, E. WISHART, 

J. M. GORE. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE. 

Your committee beg leave to report the amount of ninety-nine dollars 
and twenty-one cents ($99.21) in their hands, sent up by the churches for 
the Association Fund. 

Respectfully submitted, O. H. POWELL, Ch'm'n. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE ASSOCIATIONAL HIGH 

SCHOOL. 

Your committee on the Associational High School beg leave to report that 
the subject has been under consideration, and that they are much pleased 
at the success and patronage which have been thus far bestowed upon this 
School. This School should be liberally sustained by the Cape Fear Asso- 
ciation as their School, and as an instrument for great good, not only in 



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its immediate vicinity, but througliout the entire territory of the Associa- 
tion, and perhaps even beyond its own bounds. 

In order that this School may exert its full measure of influence for good 
and usefulness, our pastors and churches siiould strive to awaken a spirit 
of general education in the entire Association. 

Your committee are of opinion that it would add weight and give influ- 
ence to this School and to the cause of general education in our midst, if 
the Association would take stock in the School and thereby have some au- 
thority in the appointment of Trustees. This School is not a College, 
neither is it intended to be made one, but a first-class Preparatory School, in 
which young men and young ladies will be prepared for the business trans- 
actions of life, and also to enter the regular Collegiate Course of any college 
in the State. In this connection your committee would remark that in 
their opinion it is much to be regretted that all the colleges of the State 
have connected with them preparatory courses, and have thereby become 
I'ivals of all the preparatory schools in the State. Your committee are 
forced to the opinion that these preparatory departments are not only inju- 
rious to the colleges themselves, but are calculated to break up those pre- 
paratory schools which would be the best feeders for the colleges. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

S. IVEY, 

W. J. TOLAR, 

W.J. WARD. 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

The work assigned to the Gospel Ministry is such as to demand the best 
energies of the head and heart of him who would engage therein. 

When we consider the issues that hang upon the faithful preaching of 
the Gospel, who shall appreciate the force of that Scripture which directs 
the preacher to "study to show himself approved unto God, a workman 
that needeth not be ashamed," and to give himself wholly thereto, in order 
that he may make full proof of his ministry. But one will naturally apply 
his energies and attention to that from wliich he expects his support in 
life. If one desires the services of another he will expect to provide for 
the support of the one in his emplpyj^so the Scriptures teach that "they 
who preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel." And we do not be- 
lieve that any church, or individual member of the church, can withhold 
from their pastor the amount they promise to pay, or are able to pay to 
him, without doing injustice to the pastor and to themselves. We would 
recommend our churches to pay their pastors monthly, as we believe they 
can pay in that way to their own advantage and relieve their pastor of 
much trouble and anxiety about his salary. 

Respectfully submitted, „ . J. L. WESCOTT, Ch'm'n. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ORDINATIONS. 



Your committee report that they have examined brethren J. W. Smith 
and Lorenzo Sellers, and while we are pleased with their examination, we 
see no special necessity for their ordination. 

Respectfully submitted, S. IVEY, 

J. W. DICKSON, 
J. B. BARLOW, 

Committee. 



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REPORT OP THE COMMITTEE ON THE DIFFICULTY BETWEEN 
■THE SHADY GROVE AND ABBOTTSBURG CHURCHES. 

Your committee appointed to advise and assist in the settlement of a dif- 
ficulty between the Abbottsburg and Shady Grove churches, beg leave to 
report that two of said committee met the brethren of both churchesat 
Abbottsburg on Friday before the 3d Sabbath in April. 

Both churches agreed to receive the committee, to lay the entire matter be- 
fore them and to abide by their instruction. Your committee took the mat- 
ter under consideration and have to say that vre found quite an unpleasant 
state of affairs existing between them. After considerable difficulty, how- 
ever, we succeeded in convincing and settling the trouble and left the 
brethren and churches in good feeling and fellowship. We are also happy 
to state that no further trouble has existed since that time. 

Respectfully submitted, A. R. PITTMAN, 

J. W. DICKSON, -H 
Committe*: 
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REPORT ON SPECIAL CHANGES. 

While we have no very sudden change to note, a gradual increase in all 
that pertains to our progress and efficiency as a religious body is apparent. 

Our churches are all represented either by letter or delegate., with a sin- 
gle exception, and have, so far as we can ascertain, been supplied with reg- 
ular pastoral services, and are becoming more awakened to Christian effort 
and laboring more generally to advance the benevolent objects of the day. 

The ministry as a body are making commendable progress in intelli- 
gence and efficiencj'', and, notwithstanding the pressure of the times and 
small salaries, are still continuing their labors of love; so, upon the whole, 
we have reason to "thank God and take courage." 

In our obituary we notice the demise of Deacon Richard Wooten of the 
Western Prong church, who died on the 2d day of January, 1878, aged 79 
years and 10 months. As a Christian his life was exemplary, in manners 
he was quiet and unassuming, respectful aijd courteous. He served his 
church as deacon for a number of years, and at different times served in 
both branches of the Legislature. With a Christian hope he awaited his 
departure with composure. His death was peaceful and happy. '-Let me 
die the death of the righteous and let my last. end bp like his." 

Respectfully submitted, . |\.- '.'". ^ -: | G.. W. HILliT* 



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To cash paid Edwards, Broughton & Co, 
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By cash from Finance Committee, Minute 
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PROCEEDINGS 



OP THE 



Domestic Mission Board 



OF THE 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 



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Saturday, October 26tb, 1878. 

The Board was called to order by the President, Elder A. 
R. Pittman. 

Elder G. W. Hill was appointed Secretary. 

The list of Life Members was called. 

Brethren G. W. Jones and W. J. Tolar were appointed 
Committee of Finance, and Bro. S. E. Ward Treasurer. 

Elder A. R. Pittman was re-elected Chairman. 

It was ordered that a portion of the amount due Elder 
W. J. R. Ford for itinerant services be paid. 

On motion it was agreed that the Gillespie School House 
and Shoe Heel Station be made Missionary Stations. 

A discussion here took place in regard to the best manner 
of conducting the missionary operations, in which several 
of the brethren participated. 

On motion, a committee was appointed on Constitutional 
Amendments, consisting of Elders E. W. Wooteu, S. Ivey, J. 
W. Dickson, G. W. Hill and Bro. W. J. Tolar, to report at 
the next Annual Meeting of the Board. 

On motion, the former Executive Committee were re-ap- 
pointed, viz: John Warwick, E. W. Wooten, W. J. Tolar, 
F. Lennon, H. B. Collier, Giles Williams and I. M. Powell. 

On motion, Elder. A. R. Pittman was added to the Com- 
mittee. 



20 Minutes of the Domestic Mission Board. 

On motion, the General Superintendent was ordered to 
make settlements as far as the funds in hand will permit. 

On motion, all unfinished business was referred to the Ex- 
ecutive Committee. 

The Board then adjourned to the time and place of the 

next meeting of the Cape Fear Association. 

A. R. PITTMAN, Chairman. 
G. W. Hill, Secretary. 



' LIST OF LIFE MEMBERS 

Of the Domestic Mission Board of the Cape Fear Asso- 
ciation. 



♦Ayres, "William 
Ayres, D. B. 
Ayres, E. S. 
Bennett, D. K. 
Bodeaux, M. M. 
Bullock, H. G. 
Britt, John J. 
Bullock. Charles 
Clark, J. D. 
Coleman, Elisha 
Creach, Elijah 
Daniel, D. j. 
Edwards, A. A. 
Edwards, Haynes 
Ellis, J. B. 
*Elwell, J. D. 
Enzor, H. 
Floyd, A. E. 
Freeman, A. F. 
Godwin, B. 
Gore, J. W. 
Gore, D. N. 
Gore, A. M. 
Gore, W. E. 
Grantham, J. F. 
Grainger, Levi 
Hammond, A. 
Hardie, Isaac 
Harrelson, E. "W. 
Hewett, Moses 
Hilbun, L. W. 
Hill, G. W. 
Holden, R. W. 
Humphrey, D. C. 
Inman, J. H. A. 
Inman, J. L. 
*Jennings, S. B. 



Johnson, Ewen 
Jollie, J. H. 
Jones, G. W. 
Journigan, Wm. 
Kellihan, David 
Lancaster, Jesse 
Lawson, Alva 
Leggett, Jacob 
Lennon, Haynes 
Lennon, Francis 
Lennon, Orran 
Lennon, R. P. 
Lennon, J. E. 
Lennon, J. P. 
Lennon, Wright 
Lennon, D. S. 
Lennon, Ira 
Long, R. J. 
Ludlam, W. C. 
Marshburn, D. H. 
Mason, R. L. 
Mayo, J. A. 
McRackan, R. M. 
McGougan, J. M. 
McDaniel, Eli 
Memory, T. S. 
Monroe, P. 
Moore, Orran 
Nance, L. F. 
Nance, J. L. 
Newberry, T. B. 
Pate, G. G. 
Phillips, E. 
Phillips, J. T. 
Pittman, N. R, 
Pittman, A. R. 
Pittman, A. McA. 



Pope, H. T. 
Porter, Caswell 
*Powell, A. F. 
Prevatt, Forney 
Prevatt, J. T. 
Prevatt, F. A. 
Prevatt, Jas. 
Prevatt, E. W.: 
Price, E. D. 
Ray, D. J. 
Register, A. M. 
Rogers, R. A. 
Smith, S. W. 
*Smith, J. W. 
*Stanaland, Daniel 
Stanaland, Joseph 
Stone, Samuel 
Stone, Isham 
*Stone, W. A. 
Sutton, J. G. 
Sutton, J. A. 
Todd, E. H. 
Tolar, W. J. 
Thompson, S. B. 
Thompson, J. H. 
Thompson, J. S. 
Thompson, J. A. 
Townsend, Neill 
Ward. J.T. 
Ward, S. E. 
Wescott, J. L. 
*Wescott, S. W. 
Worley, Coleman 
Woodside, R. W. 
Williamson, J. I. 
Yates, L. I. " 



♦Dead. 



FINANCIJ^L STJlTEMENT 

Of Contributions to Board of Domestic Missions in Cape 
Fear Baptist Association, N, C. 



CHURCHES 

AND 

COUNTIES. 



ROBESON COUNTY. 

Antioch, 

Ashpole, 

Back Swamp, 

Big Branch, 

Clybon's, 

Hog Swamp, 

Long Branch, 

Lumberton, 

Mount Eliam, 

Mount Moriah, 

Pleasant Grove, 

Raft Swamp, 

SprinsT Hill 

Ten Mile Swamp, 

Tolarsville 

White Pond, 

Zion's Tabernacle, 

COLUMBTJS COUNTY. 

Bogue Chapel, 

Cedar Grove, 

Cherry Grove., 

Cross Roads, 

Fair Bluff, 

Flemington, 

Macedonia, 

Mount Sinai, 

Mount Zion, 

Pleasant Plsyn, 

Piney Forest, 

Porter Swamp, 

Sweet Home, . 

Western Prong, 

White.Marsh, 

Whiteville, 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Abbottsburg, 

Galeed 

Hester's, 

Hickory Grove, 



;;:; a. 
2-22 

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03 ^ 






$ 10 02 $. 
10 00 . 



6 26 



2 75 



25 



30 00! 



2 00 



3 30 



19 (iO 



1 70 

2 50 



2 00 
25 

'22' 28 
1 10 
5 00 



8 00 
4 00 
6 50 



1 00 
3 52 



5 00 

2 36 

3 20 



2 10 



4 50 



7 20 



50 



w 
a 



o 



1 00 
14 25 



50 



* 17 00 



6 05 

6 25 

3 10 

15 10 



1 55 



2 10 
1 45 



4 40 



1 25 



3 36 



1 30 
4 61 



1 98 



c 
o 

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a 



$ 4 00 
8 15 
50 



* 20 00 



16 00 

"i'eo 



11 00 



o 



14 03 
19 15 

15 00 
6 26 



3 25 



59 GO 



3 30 
10 55 
25 85 

3 10 
40 00 

3 50 

3 65 

2 00 
25 

3 10 
34 73 



10 
00 
25 



8 00 



00 

86 
40 
30 
00 
53 



5 00 



2 36 

3 20 
98 

01 



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Finances of Domestic Mission Board. 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENT— Continued. 



CHURCHES 

AND 

COUNTIES. 


Association 

Missions. 


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French's Creek, 

Mount Olive 


$ 


$ 


$ 

1 35 


$ 


$ 

1 35 


Mount Pleasant, 









Paradise 






Sandy Grove, 








Shady Grove 












BRrNSWICK COUNTY. 

Antioch, 

Bethel 














Bryan's Chapel, 

Cheerful Hope, 

Lebanon 


1 00 
3 10 
5 00 

2 00 







1 1 00 
i 3 10 






! 5 00 


Livingston Chapel, 

Mill Creek, 








2 00 




" 2"ll 






Mount Pisgah, 

Shiloh 


1 00 




3 11 


Smithville 




* 3 00 


1 30 
* 11 00 


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3 00 


NEW HANOVER COUNTY. 

Masonboro 


4 13 

8 50 
3 80 
1 05 

5 40 


5 43 


MARION COUNTY, S. C. 

Bear Swamp, 

Buck Swamp, 




19 50 
3 80 


Mount Zion, 








1 Go 


Piney Grove 

HORRY COUNTY, S. C. 

Bug Swamp, 








5 40 










Cedar Creek, 












Salem, 

Union, 


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""'21 05 


INDIVIDUALS. 

Mrs. EUza Robinson, 


2 00 

1 00 

38 

15 

5 00 


2 00 






4 00 


Miss Florence Price, 






1 00 


Miss Lina Dozier, 








38 


Hilliard 

Joseph Stanaland, 







15 

5 00 








5 00 
5 00 
5 00 
10 00 
5 00 
5 00 
2 00 
5 00 
1 25 


5 00 


S. E. Ward, 








5 00 


Giles Williams, 1877-"78, . . . 
Coleman Worley, 








5 00 

10 00 

5 00 


Clinton T. Worley, 









5 00 


Orton Grainger, 








1 2 00 


Haynes Lennon, 








i 5 00 


D. C. McMillan, 


50 


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i 1 75 



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Finances of Domestic Mission Board, 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT— Continued. 











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Gillespie's School House, . . 


14 00 








14 00 


Mavsville .... ..... 


5 00 


*"2o'6o 






5 00 


Sabbath Collection, 


1 60 




21 60 








• 


$ 219 41 


$ 43 85 


$ 97 61 


.$ Ill 50 


$472 '37 



CONTRA. 



Paid Elder W. J. R. Ford, 49 days work,. 
" " D. K. Bennett. 21 days work, , 

" " D. J. Ray, 22 days work, 

" S. E. Ward, Treasurer, 



Paid Treasurer State Missions, direct by Assoc'n, 
" " " " by churches,* 



Foreign " 

It <( 

of Association,. 



direct by Assoc'n, 
by churches,*. 



State Educational Board by Lumberton ch.,, 
Financial Agent for Ministerial Education, , 



Total paid. 



1 73 50 
42 00 
44 00 
59 91 

31 65 
12 20 


39 55 

56 46 

1 60 


20 00 
91 50 



$ 



219 41 

43 85 

97 61 
111 50 



$ 473 37 



*Rev. J. B. Hartwell received contributions not included in the above, 
which has been mislaid. 

Indian Missions: Lumberton church, *9.20; E. S. Ayres, 1.00... $10 20 

Rome Chapel : Ashpole, $2.17; Antioch, 4,45; Big Branch, 45c. ; 
Ten Mile, 1.00; Galeed, 1.10; Hickory Grove, 2.11; Sandy 
Grove, 44c. ; Cross Roads, 4.99; Spring Branch, 2.20; Bear 
Swamp, 1.90; Mt. Sinai, 2.00; Mrs. M. J. Lennon, 55c.;.. Total $23 31 

Paid over to Treasurer Baptist State Convention. 



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PROCEEDINGS. 



AsHPOLE, Robeson Co., N. C , 

Thursday, October 23d, 1879. 

The Cape Fear Baptist Association met in its Seventy- 
fifth Annual Session, this day, with the Baptist Church, at 
Ash pole, Robeson county, N. C. 

The Introductory sermon was preached by Dr. T. H. 
Pritchard from the 5th chapter and 20th verse of St. Mat- 
thew. At the close, Elder G. W. Hill led in prayer. 

An intermission of twenty minutes was given.. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association re-assembled at 2 o'clock. Elder H. 
Lennon in the cha,ir. 

The list of the churches was called. A majority being 
represented, the Moderator proceeds to open the exercises : 
the 23d hymn is sung ; Elder J. W. Dickson leads in prayer. 

Elder Dickson is requested to act as assistant clerk. 

The Moderator announces brethren W. M. Monroe, Berry 
Godwin and J. M. Connelly as a committee of Finance. 

On motion of Elder G. W. Hill, the names of the dele- 
gates are enrolled. 

The Moderator then announces that the time for the elec- 
tion of officers to this body has arrived. 

On motion of Bro. W. M. Monroe it was agreed to elect 
by ballot. 

Elder G. W. Hill is temporarily called to the chair, and 
announces Elders S. Ivey and J. W. Dickson tellers to con- 
duct the election. 

The names of several brethren are put in nomination, re- 
sulting in the election of Elder H. Lennon, who declines to 
accept; after which Bro. J. W. Ellis is elected, who also de- 
clines. 

Elder H. Hatcher, agent of the Recorder, is then intro- 
duced to the Association by Elder H. Lennon, and is wel- 
comed to a seat. 



2 Minutes of the 

xlfter which, ou motion of Elder Leunon, the Association 
adjourns to 9:30 o'clock to-morrow morning. Prayer by 
Elder S. Ivev. 



MORXIXG SESSION. 

Friday Moexixg, Oct. 24, 1879. 

Association meets according to appointment. Reading 
Scriptures and hymn by Elder G. W. Hill. Prayer by Eld. 
E. D. Johnson. 

The list of the churches is called. A Cjuorum being- 
present, the minutes of yesterday are read and approved. 

On motion, the Association proceeds to the election of a 
Moderator. Elder G. W. Hill in the chair. 

On motion of Elder S. Ivey, the name of Elder J. ^Y. 
Dickson is put in nomination and unanimously elected by 
acclamatjon. 

Elder G. W. Hill is re-elected Clerk, and Elder H. Len- 
uon Treasurer. 

An invitation to messengers from corresponding bodies 
and visiting brethren, when Bro. A. W. Price, from the Pee 
Dee Association, came forward and was welcomed to a seat. 

Dr. T. H. Pritchard also announced himself as represent- 
ing the interest of Wake Forest College. 

Elder E. D. Johnson, S. J. Cobb, and M. J. Willoughby, 
from the Cedar Creek Association, and J. B. Downing, from 
the South River Association, came forward and were invited 
to seats. 

The Moderator announces committees on the following 
subjects : 

On Minisierial Education — ^Dr. Pritchard, Elder K. Barnes, and J. L. 
Wescot. 

Chi Baptiit State Contention. — Elders H. Lennon, W. T. Jordan, and 
Bro. Joseph Stanaland. 

On Periodicals — Elders H. Hatcher, F. Prevatt, and Bro. J. P. Barnes. 

On Sunday Schools— Ero. J. F. Mcilillan, Elder F. A. Preyatt, audD, 
C. Humphrey. 

On Special GMnges — Elders E. W. Wooten, D. C. Mcllillan, and D. 
B. Ayres. 

On Ordination — Elders H. Lennon, D. J. Eay, S. Ivey, and Bro J. L. 
Wescot. 

On Ministerial Support — Bro. J. W. Ellis, Joseph Stanaland and Elder 
H. Hatcher. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 3 

Elder J. B. Hartwell is welcomed to a seat. 

An invitation to newly constituted churches desiring to 
connect with the Association is extended, when letters from 
the following churches were presented, viz: Pleasant Hill, 
Marion county, S. C. ; Sharon, Pender count}^ N. C; Grif- 
fin's Cross Roads, and Benevolence, Columbus county, N. 
C; and Salt Marsh and Lebanon, Bladen county, N. C, 
which, after examination into their orthodoxy, were received 
and the right hand of fellowship extended to the delegates. 

On motion of Elder S. Ivey, Elders H. Lennou, D. J. Ray 
and J. L. Wescot are appointed a committee on Prayer and 
Prayer Meetings. 

On motion of Bro. J. W. Ellis, Dr. Pritchard was request- 
ed to address the Association on the subject of Education 
on to-morrow at 11 o'clock. 

Bro. J. B. Williamson, from the Pee Dee Association, S. 
C, is welcomed to a seat. 

The report on Periodicals is read. Addresses by Dr. 
Pritchard, Elders H. Lennon and H. Hatcher. Report « 
adopted. 

Report on Little River church is called for. After some 
explanatory remarks in regard to the probability of resusci- 
tating said church, the clerk is instructed to drop the name 
from the minutes. 

Report on Sunday vSchools is read, and remarks by Drs. 
Pritchard and Plartwell. Report adopted. 

Association takes a recess for one hour. 

Afteexoon Session. 

Association re-assembled. Prayer by Elder W. T. Jordan. 

Report on the Whiteville Church difficulty called for. 
The committee state the difficulty as satisfactorily set- 
tled. 

Report of the committee to appoint Corresponding Mes- 
sengers read and adopted. 

Report on Ministerial support read. After remarks by 
brethren W. T. Jordan, H. Hatcher and J. W. Ellis, is 
adopted. 

On motion, it was agreed that the next session of this 
Association be held with the church at Western Prone:, Co- 
lumbus county, N. C, commencing on Thursday before the 
4th Sunday in October, 1880, services to commence at 11 
o'clock. Elder J. F. McMillan to preach the introductory- 
sermon ; Elder D. J. Ray, alternate. 



4 Minutes of the 

Elder H. Lennon was appointed to preach the Missionary 
Sermon at 12 o'clock on* Sabbath. 

The committee appointed to visit the Union Church at 
last session, was called on to report. Report laid on the 
table till 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. 

On motion, Elders J. B. Hartwell and A. R, Pitman were 
appointed to write a report on State Missions. 

On motion, adjov^ned till 9| o'clock to-morrow morning. 
Prayer by Elder A. R. Pitt man. 



MORNING SESSION. 

Saturday, October 2oth, 1879. 

Association assembles ; Elder J. W. Dickson in the chair. 

Moderator reads the 91st Psalm. Prayer by Dr. T. H. 
Pritchard. • 

Minutes read and corrected. 

Report of committee appointed to visit Union Church, 
laid on the table yesterday, taken up, and, on motion of 
Elder H. Lennon, the following preamble *and resolutions 
were adopted : 

Whereas, the foregoing report was made by a minority of the com- 
mittee ; and 

Whereas, the treatment given them was by private members and 
not by the church officially; therefore 

Resolved, That this Association exercise all Clmstian forbearance to- 
wards said church. 

Resolved further. That we renew our interest in the welfare of said 
church by sending them a committee to labor with and to conciliate them. 

Resolved furthermore. That we empower Brethren Gr. W. Hill, D. J. 
Ray, J. M. Connelly, T. W. Ayres and Levi Grainger, under Art. lo 
and sections 3 and 7, to proceed at their earliest practicable conven- 
ience in the investigation of all difficulties in connection with said chm'ch, 
and make such decisions as in their wisdom may be deemed most to the 
gloiy of God, and that such decision be made final in the premises. 

Resolved lastly. That said committee report their proceedings to the 
officers of tliis body preparatory to then' publication in the minutes of 
this session of the Association. 

Report on Church Letters read and adopted. 

Invitation to corresponding messengers and visiting 
brethren renewed. Elder A. R. Pittman from the Cedar 
Creek Association, Elder R. McDaniel and Bro. M. H. AVat- 
son from the Little Pee Dee, were welcomed to seats with us. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 5 

The report on Missions is read and Elder J. B. Hartwell 
proceeds to address the Associatiojx 

The congregation continues to come in till the house is 
densely filled, when 

Bro. J. W. Ellis announces that the hour appointed for Dr. 
Pritchard to address the Association on the subject of Edu- 
cation-has arrived, and Elder Hartwell yields the floor. 

The reports on Education and Associational High School 
are read in connection, after which addresses are made by 
Dr. Pritchard and Bro. N. R. Pittman. 

Reports adopted. 

On motion of Bro. J. W. Ellis, it is hereby 

Eesolved, That the certificate of scholarsMp held by this Association 
in Wake Forest College be surrendered. 

The resolution was adopted. 

Elder Hartwell obtains the' floor and resumes his speech 
on Missions. At the close a collection is taken up amount- 
ing to $22.20. 

The report is adopted. 

On motion of Bro. J. W. Ellis, it is 

Resolved^ That the churches of this Association, and their delegates 
to each succeeding meeting of this body, be requested to furnish the 
names of the delegates to the clerk before the hour for calling the Asso- 
ciation to order on the day it shall meet. 

The committee of Finance report and are ordered to pay 
over the funds to the Treasurer. 

The Association takes a recess to meet again in the after- 
noon immediately after the adjournment of the Domestic 
Mission Board. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association is called to order by the Moderator. 
On motion of Bro. J. W. Ellis the following resolution is 
adopted : 

Resolved. That the Clerk and Moderator of this Association be instruct- 
ed to prepare an order of business for the next session, and that the 
committees be so arranged that every delegate shall be a member of some 
one of the committees. 

On motion of Elder H. Lennon, it was 

Resolved^ That there be as many copies of the minutes of this meet- 
ing printed as the funds in hand will pay for. 



6 Minutes of the 

It is ordered that the Clerk be allowed $30.00 for. his ser- 
vices. # 

A communication from the Lumber River Association 
(colored) is read and approved, and, on motion, Elders H. 
Lennon, E. W. Wooten, and Brethren W. M. Monroe and 
J. C. Powell are appointed as corresponding messengers to 
said Association. 

On motion, it is 

Besolved, That the officers of this body, together with Elder E.W. 
"Wooten and Bro. W. M. Monroe, be apiDointed an Executive Committee 
to wiiom all unfinished business be referred. 

It was ordered that the Sabbath collection be j)aid to the 
Domestic Missionarj^ Board. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association are hereby tendered to 
the members of the Ashpole Church, and citizens of the communitj^ for 
their hospitality and liberal support of this body during the present ses- 
sion. 

Resolved, That a mass meeting be held with the Sunday School on to- 
morrow morning at 9 o'clock. 



'& 



The Association adjourns by prayer. 



SABBATH MORNING. 

October 26th, 1879. 

The day was pleasant. The brethren engage in a mass 
meeting with the Sabbath School. Addresses were made 
by Elders Hartwell, Pritchard and Hatcher. 

After a short intermission. Dr. Pritchard opened the ser- 
vices in the church. Hymn 410 ; reads 53d chap. Isaiah, 
and leads in prayer ; hymn 408 : and preaches from I John, 
1st chapter and latter clause of the 7th verse : " The blood 
of Jesus Christ, His son, cleanseth from all sin." 

At the same time a large congregation assembles at the 
stand and join in singing, " Nearer my God to Thee." Eld. 
Hatcher leads in prayer ; hymn 562; text, Phil. 1:21: "For 
me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." At the close, hymn 
800 is sung and collection taken up amounting to $26.63. 

After which, the services close in the house, and the 
brethren gather round the stand, engage in prayer and take 
the parting hand, 

J. W. DICKSON, Moderator. 

G. W. Hill, Clerk. 



List of linisters witli their Post Ofllces. 



NAMES. 


POST OFFICE. 


COUNTY. 


STATE. 


D. B. Ayres 

J. H. Blanton... ... 


Red Banks 


Robeson 


North Carolina. 


Fair Bluft", 


Columbus, 




K, Barnes 


Sterling's Mills,... 

Liunberton, 

Whiteville, 


Robeson 




J. D. Clark, 


Robeson, 




J. W. Dickson,..".. 


Columbus, 




D. B. Dow, 


Limiberton, 

Whiteville Depot, 
Robeson's 


Robeson, 




G. W. Hill, 


Columbus, 




L. W. Hilburn, ... 


Brunswick, 




D. C. Kelly, 

W. T. Jordan, 


Abbottsburg, 

Lumberton 


Bladen, 




Robeson 




Haynes Lennon,.. 
J. p. Lennon, 


Bladenboro', 

Robeson's 


Bladen 




Brunswick, 




Norman Martin,.. 


Red Banks 


Robeson 




D. C. McMillan,... 


Leesville 


Robeson 




J. F. McMillan, ... 


Lumberton, 

Lumberton, 

Lmnberton, 

Lumberton, 

VVliiteville, 


Robeson 




Noah Mercer, 


Robeson 




Forney Prevatt,... 
F. A. Prevatt,... . 


Robeson 




Robeson 




D. J. Kay, 


Columbus, 




J. M. Register,.... 


White Hall, 


Bladen, 




R. M. Sessoms, ... 


Lumberton, 

Lumberton, 

Whiteville, 


Robeson 




Isliam Stone, 


Robeson 




E. W. Wooten,... 


Columbus, 





APPENDIX. 



KEPOET ON" CHUECH LETTERS. 

Your committee to whom the church letters were referred for exami- 
nation, herewith set forth the following report : 

After a careful examination we find peace and harmony existing. All 
the churches have pastors and preaching monthly, with a few exceptions. 
We regret to state that coldness and apathy in some instances seem ap- 
parent. There is a considerable falling off from the number of -baptisms 
last year. 227 against 467 last year ; 122 excluded this year against 181 
last year ;, died 57 tliis year against 58 last year. 

The Sabbath School cause seems to be neglected by a great many of 
the churches. Only about one-half of the churches repoit Sabbath 
Schools. 

A portion of our churches have had gloriovis revivals during the past 
year. Among them we notice Smitlmlle. Lumberton, Mount Pisgah, 
Antioch, Spring Branch and "VYliiteville . At Lumberton they have nearly 
completed a very nice brick chiu'ch. 

Shiloh and Cedar Creek chm-ches ask for letters of dismission to join 
the Waccamaw Association. 

EespectfuUy submitted, 

COMMITTEE. 



EEPOET OF COMlVnTTEE ON EDUCATIOIsT. 

The interests of education are of paramount importance to both Church 
and State, and it affords your committee much pleasure to report an in- 
creased concern on the part of the public on the subject. 

As a denomination of Christians, we cannot afford to allow other de- 
nominations to educate our cliildren, much less our young ministers, and 
it is therefore our duty to establish and sustain schools of all grades for 
the training of our youth of both sexes The Baptists haA^e excellent 
seminaries for the education of girls at Murfreesboro, Ealeigh and Thom- 
asville, and a school of high grade for both sexes, styled the Judson 
Baptist College, at Hendersonville, in "Western North Carolina ; and 
your committee would earnestly commend the hearty supiaort .of the 
Ashpole High School — the child of this Association. 

Wake Forest College we are gratified to report in a prosperous condi- 
tion, there being in attendance tliis session 135 students, and it is confi- 
dently hoped tliat 150 will be reported by next June. Of this number 
24 are young ministers, and of these 14 are beneficiaries of the Board of 
Education, Students for the ministry of this institution are charged no 
tuition, whether Baptist or not, and it is the earnest desu'e of the trus- 
tees of tlie College that the number of students, especially ministerial 
students, shall be largely increased. 

T. H. PEITCHAED, 
J. L. WESCOTT, 



Cape Fear Baptist Association, 9 

KEPOET ox THE ASSOCIATION 4L HIGH SCHOOL. 

Your committee on the Cape Fear Associational High Soliool, report 
that the Scliool is a success. The scliool property has been turned over 
to the present principal for five years from January 1st, 1879. The School 
may be considered permanently established. Your committee rec- 
ommend this School to the members and friends of this Association, and 
the public generallv as worthy of their confidence and patronage. 

Eespectfully subniitted, ' B. GODWIIST. 



KEPOET OX :Nnssioxs. 

The spirit of ilissions is the very genius of Christianity. It breathes 
in every utterance, speaks in every command, and thrills in everj- emo- 
tion. To convert the world to Christ is the great end of Christianity. 
To it Christ has directed all his energies. For this the great heart of 
the Godhead i^ants, and the essence" of Christianity is sympathy with 
Christ in this yearning and this efl''ort. There can be no real intelligent 
Christianity without the spirit of Missions; and where the spirit exists 
there must of necessity be some manifestation, so that the lack of this 
manifestation argues at least a defect in the Christian character. Xotto 
co-operate with the work of Missions is sin. Under the holy inspiration 
of the love of Christ, Southern Baptists have undertaken, by means of 
the Foreign Mission Board, work among the heathen in China and Africa, 
and among the hardly less besotted idolaters of Kome in Italy, in Bra- 
zil : and, by its Home Mission Board, among the destitute sections in 
our own beloved South, among the grievously hijured and fast waning 
races of Indians and among the Chinese in California. 

God has granted signal success to these Boards in all the various de- 
partments of their work ; yet both these Boards have been reduced to 
great straits, and have been greatly hindered in then- work by the failure 
on the part of the churches to supply the necessarj^ funds. Our China 
Missions have been reduced to only one man at each .station — Graves at 
Canton, Yates at Shanghai, and Crawford at Tung Chow. In Italy and 
in Africa we have to-day no American — Dr. Taylor, of the Kome Mission, 
being in this country, and l^ro. Da\ad probably at sea on his way back 
to Africa. The Home Mission Board contemplate strengthening their 
China mission this Fall, if the churches supply the means, by the return 
to Canton of Bro. and Sister Simmons, and "the addition of Miss Stein 
at Canton and J. H. Eager at Tung Chow. 

The Home Mission Board, in addition to the work they have hitherto 
prosecuted, have undertaken a mission to the Cliinese in California, and 
have appointed our Bro. Hartwell, late of China, to this field, and he is 
expected in a few daj^s to start to his field. The Board calls upon the 
churches for material aid in this important work. 

Yom- committee recommend the adoption of the following resolutions: 

lie-ohed. 1. Tliat we urge our pastors to preach more frequently on 
the subject of Missions, and our members to adopt the scripture plan of 
gi^sing. viz.: Every one of j^ou on the first day of the week, as the Lord 
prospers. 

Ee-^olved, 2. That this Association will at each session have a commit- 
tee to report on each of the following subjects : Foreign Missions, Home 
Mis.sions, and State Missions. 

J. B. HAKTWELL, 

S. IVEY, 

A. K. PITTMAX, 

Committee. 



10 Minutes of the 



REPOET OX TEMPERANCE. 

Your committee would respectfully submit the following report on 
Temperance : 

We believe that intemperance is an evil against which Christians in all 
ages have had to contend, and which has materially imx^eded the pro- 
gress of Divine Truth, and as we believe it is a growing evil we would 
recommend a united elfort of every Christian against this grievous sin, 
which we believe can onlj^ be eradicated by total abstinence. 

D. C. KELLY, 

E. M. SESSOMS, 
J. W. KIRTON", 

Committee. 



REPORT ON SPECIAL CHANGES. 

Your committee, with devout thankfulness to Almighty God, would 
report that there has been no oliicial changes by death since om* last 
meeting, within their knowledge, but 

" God moves in a mysterious way 
His wonders to perform." 

Two of our mo.st talented and efficient ministers have been called to 
other fields of labor : Elder A. R. Pittman to the Cedar Creek Associa- 
tion; Elder W. J. R. Ford to the Little Pee Dee Association. We for- 
bear comment. E. W. WOOTEN, Ch'm'n. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON :^^NISTERIAL EXA^HNATION. 

Sunday Mobning, October 26th, 1879. 

The Presbytery consisting of Elders H. Lennon and S. Ivey, with Bro. 
John L. Wescott, met and organized by the appointment of Elder H. 
Lennon Moderator, and S.Ivej' Secretary. 

Bro. John F. McMillan, a member of the Baptist Church at Lumber- 
ton, was duly and thoroughly examined on his Christian experience and 
his call to the ministry, and on the doctrines of the Scriptures. The 
Presbytery do cheerfully recommend liini to be ordained to the full work 
of the Gospel ministrj'-. 

We have had the case of Bro. W. L. Tart, who was examined two 
years ago, before us, and upon inquiring we find nothing against his 
moral and religious character. We therefore return his case to his church, 
and leave the whole matter Avith them as to whether or not they would 
be willing to ordain him as their ovfu pastor provided they had no pastor. 

We.have also had the case of Bro. John W. Smith, who was examined 
one year ago, before us, and as his church has endorsed him by calling 
him as their j^astor. avc leave the whole matter with the membership rel- 
ative to his ordination. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

HAYNES LENNON, 

S. IVEY, 

J. L. WESCOTT. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 11 

EEPOKT ON :^^]^ISTERIAL SUPPOET. 

Your committee respectfully submit the following report : 

"We believe that it is as much the duty of the church member to pay 
for the support of the Gospel as for the other necessities and comforts of 
life. Too many members of the church regard what they contribute to 
their pastor simply as given to him, and not as paying him for his ser- 
vices. A contract made between a pastor and a chiu-ch should be con- 
sidered a promise made to the Lord, and each member is in duty bound 
to discharge his part of the contract by contributing as the Lord has 
prospered him. If any member is providentiallj^ prevented from pajing 
anything, he should be indulged or assisted until he is able to contribute. 
Lender no circumstances should a church allow a few liberal-hearted 
members to bear the cliurch expenses. 

The education of ministers costs them a gi-eat deal, and the church 
shoxild remember that they frequently have to borrow money while at 
school, and then refimd it afterwards. 

T he minister as well as the farmer lives by the sweat of his brow, 
and is as Avell "worthy of his hire." 

J. W. ELLIS, 
H. HATCHER. 
JOSEPH STANALAXD. 



REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We, your committee on Sunday Schools, beg leave to make the follow- 
ing report : 

So much has been written and said on the subject, and it has so often 
been brought to the notice of the brethren, that we believe all know their 
duty, but the fault lies in the fact tliat the calls of duty are not answered. 
A Bible Sunday School is the Church at work, but as it is it is the chil- 
dren at work, every member of the Church should become a child to 
learn of tlie word. We are sorry to note that our pastors are so neglect- 
ful of their dutj- in this respect. Let them awake to their duty and the 
Church will arouse to hers. 

We would further recommend that the Churches release their pastors 
on the time of the meeting of the Cape Fear Sunday School Convention, 
and request them to attend, and also to send delegates to the same. It 
is our child — we must nourish it. 

J. E. McMillan, 

F. A. PREVATT, 
D. C. HUMPHREY. 



The last session of the Cape Fear Sunday School Convention was 
held at the Spring Hill Church ; 16 Schools were represented, with fa- 
vorable indications for the future. Rev. S. Ivey was re-elected Presi- 
dent, W..*r. Ward Vice President, C. C. Gore Secretary, A. F. Freeman 
Treasurer, J. F. Harrell Corresponding Secretary and Historian ; Rev. 
J. VV. Dickson to preach the Annual Sermon, with Rev. E. W. Wooten 
alternate. The next session will be held Avith the Baptist Church at 
Whiteville, at the usual time, Fridajj^ before the second Sunday in Sep- 
tember, 1880. 

A mass meeting was held with the children on Sunday morning, and 
a collection of two dollars was applied to the State Sunday School Board. 



October 12, 1879. 



J. F. HARRELL, Cor. Sec. 



12 Minutes of the 



EEPOET OX PEEIODICALS. 

This is a reading age and our land is flooded •\vitli reading matter, 
much of whicli is only e^il in its tendency. How important, "then, that 
our members and then- families be supplied mth a sound, healthy reli- 
gious literature. 

We therefore heartily commend the Biblical Recorder^ our Baptist pa- 
per of the State, as sound iu the faith, pure in its morality, and worthy 
of the patronage of our brethren. We believe that it wUl quicken the 
graces and enhance the efBciency of om- churches, if the members wUl 
take and read tliis paper. Yom- committee would earnestly m-ge all to 
subscribe for and read it. 

We also commend Kind Words^ published at Macon, Ga., to our Sun- 
daj' Schools, and also the Fo'-eign Mission Journal. 

H. HATCHER, 
F. PEEVATT. 



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eepoet of committee to appoint coeeespoxdixg 

:messe?^gees. 

Toiu" committee on correspondence beg leave to report as follows : 

To the Eastern Association. — Elders J. M. Eegister, J. W. Gurganus, 
and Bro. J. L. Wescott. 

Fee Fee Association. — ^Elders J. D. Clark, F. A. Prevatt, and Brother 
Xeil Townsend. 

Cedar Creek Association. — Elders F. Prevatt, E. M. Sessoms, and Bro. 
S. E. Ward. 

Welsh XecJ: Association. — Elders D. B. Aji'es, D. C. Mc!XIillan, and 
S. A. Thompson. ^ 

South mver Association . — Elders J. W. Dickson, J. F. McMillan, and 
J. S. McNeill. '^ 

Waccamcnc Association — Elders G. W. Hill, H. Lennon, C. C. Gore, 
J. F. Ward, John Cains, and Eobert Powers. 

EespectfuUy submitted, E. WISHAET, Ch'm"n. 



EEPOET OF COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO VISIT UNION 

CHUECH. 

^<Ve, the committee appointed to visit the Union Church, beg leave to 
report that we have endeavored to jDerform that duty, and on investiga- 
tion find from all that we can learn, that the church is in error for pre- 
ferring charges against Bro. J. W. Kirton and failing to prove them and 
excluding hiin eontraiy to Gospel order and om- usage, and still refuse 
to be counselled by your committee. 

EespectfuUy submitted. T. W. AYEES, 

LE\T C. GEAINGEE. 



EEPOET ON PEAYEE AND PEAYEE ilEETINGS. 

The importance of prayer meetings is both obvious and imperative. 
Deprive the human family of this means of approaching a throne of 



Cape Fear Baytist Association. 13 

Grace and we sink to inevitable woe, ■v\ith it we rise to expectants of 
salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ Surrounded as we are with 
pressing needs every moment of our existence, the utter inability to sup- 
ply their demands, to preserve the life of our bodies and to save oar souls, 
we are compelled to throw ourselves on divine clemency for His heaven- 
Ij^ breathings and compassionate regard. 

Under the gracious impulses of the Holy Spirit, guided by the word 
of God, we can most solemnly, gladlj^, and v.'illingly address the Su- 
preme Being in adoration of his glorious perfections, and stupendous 
grace ; in confessing our sins and unwortliiness ; in supplicating His 
mercy and forgiveness ; in interceding for blessings on our fellow man ; 
and then, in thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father for all his mercies 
and benefits. 

With a door of mercy opened world wide and co-extensive with the 
the annals of time, knowing that '" God hath set every member in the 
body as it hath i^leased him,'' it should wake us up to greater diligence 
to associate for such sacred and holj' purposes of drawing tlie supplteants 
into direct communication with Heaven, through the mediation of the 
Son and Holy Ghost, so as to obtain power with God and man. On the 
part of God manifesting himself in Christ, in ansv\'ering our petitions in 
a most glorious manner by pouring out the Holy Spirit on his suppliant 
children, making them strong in Him and in the power of His might, 
making them victorious over all opposition to His kingdom. ]^or is this 
all. His people have power with men, enlisting their sympathies, then' 
good Avill and aftectionate regard, and thus, under the guidance of the 
Great Head of the church, lead the lost to the lovely Jesus who is ever 
ready to forgive, cleanse and save. Yea, need we be astonished that 
sovereign grace and di'S'ine truth, when brought to bear on the heart, 
under tlie sanctification of the Spirit and belief of God's word, viill effect 
the translation of the soul from the kingdom of darkness into that per- 
taining to the glory of our God. Then "to your tents," O ye cliildren 
of God, be not faithless but believing. 
Eespectfully submitted, 

HAYNES LEXICON", 
Chau'man. 



14 



Minutes of the 



S. E. Waed, Treasurer, In account loitJi the Ckipe Fear Association. 



1878 
Oct. 



26 

27 



Dec. 

16 
1879 
Jany. 18 



By balance ou hand fi'om last year, 

By cash from Finance Com'tee, Minute Fund 

By cash fi'om Sunday collections, 

To cash paid Edwards, Broughton & Co., bal. 

on printing ;5Iinutes, 1877, '$ 20 00 

To cash paid Rev. W. M. Wingate, State Mis- 
sions, 20 00 

To ca.sh paid H. Lennon, 3iEnute fund,.. 1 60 

By cash from H. Lennon, 

To cash paid G. W. Hill, Clerk, 30 00 

To cash paid Edwards. Broughton & Co., for 

printing Minutes, 1878, 48 00 

To cash paid freight on Minutes, 75 

To cash on hand, 5 36 



1$ 12.5 71 S 12.5 71 



1 82 
99 49 
21 60 



2 81 



Your Committee ori Finance beg leave herewith to present the report 
of the former Treasurer, together -with the subjoined statement : 



Amount sent up by the churches for Associa- 
tion fund, 

Balance paid bj^ former Treasurer, 



Amount in committees hands 

To Avhich add funds from Ashpole, 
in H. Lennon's hands, . 



4; 



from Mil Creek,.. 
from Union, 



In G. W. HUl's hands, paid since, , 
Total amount, 



6 83 31 
5 36 



3 10 

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$ 88 67 



$ 5 10 



$ 93 77 



B. GOODWIN, Chairman. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



Domestic Mission Board 



OF THE 



'Cape Fear Baptist Association. 



-Saturday Evening, October 25tli, 1879. 

The Board was calted to order '!)v the Chairman, Bro. J. 
W. Ellis. 

The Secretary calls the list of life mtinbers, after wliieh 
the Board proceeds to re-ori^anize. 

Bro. J. VV. Ellis is re-elecWl Chairman, Elder G. W! Hill 
Clerk, and Elder 11. Lennon Treasurer. 

Bro. J. S. Devane is made a life member. 

Elder R Ford, having been called on, made a statement 
of his services as Missionar3^ Eld. A. R. Pittman also maide 
a verbal statement of his services as Nlissionary. 

Elder J. F. McMillan made the following report : 

Dear Bretheen : During the montlis of August, September and 
^etober, I made three visits among the churclies as per agreement with 
your Superintendent. I worlied 62 days and preached 75 sermons, be- 
sides a few Sunday School speeches and exhortations. The l^rethren 
were all kind and met me generally with very good congTegations. 

Thanking you and the brethren for your confidence and encourage- 
ment, and praying tlie blessing of the Great Head of the Church to rest 
upon your f luther operations, I remain truly 

Your brother in Christ, 

jj^o. F. ]Mc:millan. 

Elder H. Lennon reported some Missionary labor per- 
formed by Elder D. J. Ray. Elder J. W. Dickson also re- 
ported some time that he. had spent in the service of the 
Board. -,.. 

It was ordered that the Treasurer pay the Missionaries as 
far as the funds in hand will allow. 

On motion of Elder H. Lennon, visiting ministers we're 
invited to seats and to participate in the proceedings. 



Proceedings Domestic Mission Board. 19 

Remarks were made by Brethren J. F. McMillan, J. L. 
Wescott, D. C. Humphrey, S. Ivey, A. R. Pittman, and 
others in regard to the best and most successful manner of 
conductins: the Missionary operations. 

On inotioii of Bro. J. F. McMillan, Elder E. V/. Vv'ooten 
was appointed General Superintendent. 

The following resolutions were presented by Bro. McMil- 
lan, and, on motion, adopted : 

PLAIS" OF OPEKATIOX FOE THE DOMESTIC MISSION BOARD 
OF THE CAPE FEAR ASSOCIATION. 

Besolved, That the Executive Committee be empowered to employ a 
sufficient number of Missionaries to supply the destitute places in our 
bounds, and that the funds of the board be spent only with the destitute. 

h'esolved, That the lollo^^■ing Churches and Stations be received under 
the care of the Board, viz : Fleuiington, Mount Sinai, Sweet Home, Ten 
Mile Swamj), Tolarsville, Abbottsburg, Paradise, Gillespie Scliool House, 
and such Churches and Stations in Brunswick county as may need tlie 
services of the Board. 

Eesolned. That a good pastor be sent to each of these places to preacli 
one Saturday and Sundaj' in each month, if possible. And that it shall 
be the duty of the INlissionarj^ to hold a meeting of days with their 
clmrches and stations as often as practicable. 

Resolved, That at Tolarsville, Ten Mile Swamp, Abbottsburg. Para- 
dise, Flemington, Sweet Home and Mount Sinai, the Board promise to 
pay the pastor employed under their appointment twent3-five dollars for 
each of the places lasl named, and that each of these chui-ches will be 
(^xpected to raise at least twenty -live dollars more for the brother so em- 
ployed ; and that it shall be the duty of the pastor to raise from the 
church besides the salary promised him hj the diurch the amount prom- 
ised by the Board also ; so that if he should collect thirty-five dollars 
from the Church the Board A\'ill pay him only fifteen dollars, or if he 
should collect fifty dollars or more the Board will not be under further 



obligations to him. 



Reso/ved, That some good Brother be employed to go to Brunswick 
county, to make headquarters at some convenient location, and take un- 
der his care to supply with monthly preaching such Churches and Sta- 
tions as may be deemed necessary by the Board ; and that the Church at 
Gillesi)ie School House be put under the pastoral care of the brother in 
this circuit, and that it shall be the duty of the bi'other so employed to 
collect as much of his salary from his field as possible. 

Resolved. That it shall be the duty of the Executive Committee and 
G-eneral Superintendent of Missions to see that a collection is taken up 
among the brethren of the abler churches for the support of the Mission' 
work. 

On motion, Brethren E. W. Wooten, J. W. Dickson, W. 
M. Monroe, H. 0. Colyer, J. W. Ellis, J. 0. Powell and 0. C. 
Gore, were ap[)ointed Executive Committee, to whom all un- 
finished business was referred. 

Adjourned to meet at the next session of the Association. 

J. W. ELLIS, Chairman. 

G. W. Hill, Secretary. 



20 Proceedings Domestic Mission Board. 

REPORT OF 

G-eneral Snperiiiteiideiit of Missions 

IN 

Cape Fear Baptist Association. 



Beloved Brethren : Another anmial meeting salutes us. A variety 
of changes have occurred — some of an unpleasant character, while others 
are more cheering and prosperous. Taking everything under consider- . 
ation. we ought to thank God and take courage. 

In December last our nnich devoted brothei-. O. L. Stringtield. en- 
gaged in a general work throughout the entire Association in waking u]» 
tne brotherhood to more active operation in Missions His adaptedness 
to this peculiar department of labor, under God, gave the work a push 
and stiuudus that carried it to a successful issue. 

In tlie Summer and Autumn, lie. with bi'ethren Ford, McMillan. Ray 
and Dickson, prosecuted the worlc as they had time and means. 

Your Superintendent, in July, arranged tli e churches for the con- 
venience of the ministry, bnt unfortunately failed to get any one to at- 
tend Cheerful Hope. Livingston Cliapel, Bryan's Chapel and Farmer's 
Tm-nont. though appointments were sent. All the other churclies had 
two, some three or more, sermons, and were greatly revived. 

It may not lie amiss to say that many bretlu-en were fearful of a fail- 
ure to sustain, bnt we have abundant reasons to be thankful to our 
HeaA'enly Father that we are free frovn debt, and that our successors can 
enter upon their work untrammelled by former contracts. 

Eespectf ul] v submitted, 

HAYXES LEX]VOX, 
General Superintendent. 



LIST OF LIFE MEMBERS 

Of the Domestic Mission Board of the Cape Fear 

Association. 



*Ayres, William 
Ayres, D. B. 
Avres. E. S. 
Bennett, D. K. 
Bordeux, M. M 
Bullock. JI. G. 
Biitt, Jolm J. 
Bullock, Charles 
Clark, J. D. 
Coleman, Elislia 
Creach, Elijah 
Daniel, D. J. 
Devane. J. S. 
Ellis, J. VV. 
Edwai-ds, A. A. 
Edwards, Haynes 
Ellis, J. B. 
*Elwell, J. D. 
Ewzor, H. 
Floyd, A. E. 
Freeman, A. F. 
Godwin. B. 
Goe. J. W. 
Gore, D. IST. 
Gore, A. M. 
Gore, W. E. 
Grantham, J. F 
Granger, Levi 
Hammond A. 
Hardie, Isaac 
Harrelson, E. W. 
Harrell, J. F. 
Hewett, Moses 
Ililburn, L. W. 
Hill, G. W. 
Holden, R. W. 
Humphrey, D. C. 
Inman, J. H A. 
Inman, J. L. 



Ivey, Charles 
Ivej", Stinson 
*Jenning's. S. B. 
Johnson, Eweii 
Jollie, J. H. 
Jones. G. W. 
Journegan. \\ni. 
Kellihan, David 
Lancaster. Jesse 
Lawson, Alva 
Leggett, Jacob 
Lennon, Haynes 
Lennon, Francis 
Lennon, Onan 
Lennon. R. P, 
Lennon, J. E. 
Lennon, J. P. 
Ijennon. VVright 
Lennon. D. S. 
Lennon, Ira 
Long, R. J. 
Ludlam, VV. C. 
Marshburn. D H. 
Mason, R. L. 
Mayo, J. A. 
McRackau, R. M. 
McGougan. J. M. 
McDaniel, Eli 
Memory, T. S. 
Monroe, P. 
*Moore, Onan 
*jS'ance, L. F. 
*iSrance. J. L. 
Newberry, T. B. 
Pate, G. G. 
Phillips, E. 
Phillips, J. T. 
Pittman, N. R. 
Pittman, A. R. 



Pittman, A. McA. 
Pope, H. T. 
Porter, Caswell 
*Powel], A. F. 
Prevatt, Forney 
Prevatt, J. T, ' 
Prevatt, F. A. 
Prevatt, James 
Prevatt, E. W. 
Price, E. I). 
Ray, D. J. 
Register. J. M. 
Register, R. A. 
Smith, S. W. 
♦Smith. J. VV. 
*Stanaland, Daniel 
Stanaland, Joseph 
Stone, Samuel 
Stone, Isham 
*Stone, VV. A. 
Sutton, J. G. 
Sutton. J. A. 
Todd, E. H. 
Tolar, W. J. 
Thompson. S. B. 
Thompson, J. H. 
Thompson, J. S. 
Thompson. J. A. 
Townsend, Neill 
Ward. J F. 
W^ard, S. E. 
Wescott, J. L. 
♦Wescott, S. W. 
VVorley. Coleman 
Woodside, R. VV. 
Williamson, J. I. 
Yates, L. I. 



*Dead. 



MNANCIAL STATEMENT 

Of_. Board of Domestic Missions in Cape Fear Baptist 

Association. 



Churches and Counties 


Association 
Missions. 


.2 

a. 

+^' 
CO 

$ 6 00 
8 45 

8 50 
5 00 


aj 

_o 

'x 

^ 'J} 

Eh 

o 


1 Ministerial 
1 Education. 


o 

^< 
o 


ROBESON COUNTY. 
\iitiooJi 


$ 13 72 
29 05 
11 31 


$ 


$ 19 72 


Aslinolp ■ 






37 50 


TJafli Swauit) 


6 00 
6 50 
5 00 


2 00 


19 31 


Rio- Rranoii 


15 00 


( nvhnn'>; 


20 00 
5 75 
5 00 
8 93 




30 00 


ITno- Si^vnmn 




5 75 


TiOn"" Braneli, 








5 00 


T jiniliprtoii 


5 00 






13 93 


Afonnt Elaui 


1 80 
1 45 




1 80 


Afnnnt Moviall 


1 05 
8 10 

4 26 
24 00 

5 20 
3 10 
5 00 
1 25 


75 


1 00 


4 25 


PI pasant Grove, 


8 10 


T\'ift Swamr) 


5 00 

6 00 


8 00 




17 26 


'-InTi n o' TTill 




30 00 


'I'pn Mile Swaixir) 






5 20 


'Polnrsville 


50 


50 


25 


4 35 


White Pond 


5 00 


7inn's Tabernacle 








1 25 


COLUMBUS COUNTY. 
Tipnpvolence 










Tioo'ne GliaDcl, 


2 05 

2 55 

2 75 

27 20 

11 00 








2 05 


rvrlar Grove 








2 55 


("lierrv Grove, 








2 75 


T'ross Roads, 


8 00 






35 20 


Fair Blnflf. 






11 00 


Vleniino'ton, 










GrifRn's Cross Roads 












vr<if'pdnnia 






1 45 




1 45 


"Mount Sinai, 


5 00 
8 65 

11 35 
7 50 

10 50 






5 00 


Almmt Zion 


1 00 

2 00 






9 65 


Pleasant Plain 


1 75 
25 




15 20 


Porter Swamp 

Pinev Forest 




7 75 


2 00 




12 50 


Sweet Home 








Wp'^terii Pronfif 


5 45 
3 00 
1 35 

5 95 








.5 45 


White Marsh, 








3 00 


Whiteville, <. 








1 35 


BLADEN COUNTY. 

Ahbottsbursf •■ 








5 95 


Brown's Creek, 




2 60 




2 60 


French's Creek, 


5 74 







5 74 



Domestic Mission Board. 
FINANCIAL STATEMENT— Continued 



23 



Chukches and Counties 


a5 

S.2 

<1 


State 

Missions. 


Foreign 

Missions. 


Ministerial 
Education. 


c 
"c 


Galeecl 


S 3 3:3 
5 90 


,$ 


g 


$ 50 


g 3 S3 


Hickory Grove 






5 90 


Lebanon 


50 00 






50 00 


Mount Olive 


2 00 
2 05 






2 00 


Mount Pleasant, 









2 05 


Paradise, 




Salt 3Iarsli 












Sandv Grove, 


25 

2 40 

3 75 
5 25 








25 


Shadv Grove, 








2 41 1 


BHUNSWICK COUNTY. 
Antioch, 








3 75 


Betliel, 








5 25 


Bryan's Chapel, 










Cheerful Hope, 


10 75 

14 00 

10 

5 88 

25 

25 

10 GO 

1 21 








10 75 


T>ebanon, 







•••X 


14 00 


Livingston Chapel 








10 


Mill Creel:, 










5 88 


Mount Pisgah, 


3 40 


5 11 




8 76 


Sliiloh 




25 




5 06 






15 Gf.' 


Station at Dew's, 






1 '^1 


PENDER COUNTY. 
Sharon, 










Cedar Creek, 












Spring- Bi'anch 


11 35 


5 00 






16 35 


Union, 








MAKION COUxVTY, S. C. 

Bear Swamp, 


9 80 

35 

4 00 

26 13 


50 
5 00 


3 85 

4 00 


1 50 


15 05 




9 35 


Pleasant Hill, 




4 0(J 


Association on Sabbath, 






50 


26 63 


Shoe Heel jMissIoh, 


9 00 




9 00 


Bobeson Union Meeting,... 




4 45 




4 45 


T. Clinton Worley 






5 00 
5 00 
5 00 
2 00 
5 00 
2 00 
5 00 
5 00 

4 00 

5 00 
5 00 
5 00 


5 0() 


Coleman Worley, 








5 00 


Levi Grainger, 








5 Of' 


Orton Grainger, 








2 00 










5 00 


John Enzor, 








2 00 










5 00 


Maj. Giles Williams, 








5 00 


Miss Sallie Ford, 








• 4 00 


Calvin Flowers, 








5 00 


Haynes Lennon 




» 




5 00 


J. iSr. Page, 




J 




5 00 



Of 



Bomestic Mission Board. 
FIN A NCIA L ST A TEN E NT- Continued. 



Individuals. 


o o 

< 


■j: 

.2 
-^ 

f/2 




• 

.5 *^ 


o 


n. B. Dow, 


$ 1 00 
5 00 


$ 


i^.. 


$ 


§ 1 00 


J. W. Dickson, 








5 00 


H. R. Price, 




25 
20 




25 


W. W. Prevatt, 








20 


O. S. Haves 


•25 






25 


Little Ida Rogers 


t 


10 
10 

10 




10 


TJttle Sallie Rogers, 








10 


I^ittle Mollie Rogers, 








10 


R. H. Ro2'ers 


1 00 
25 
20 






1 00 


Wm. Rogei's, 








25 


^^ordon Rogers, 








20 


Miss Sallie Ford 






25 
50 


25 


Miss 3Iattie Ford 








50 


Albert Godwin 


25 




25 


Master F VV. Powell, 




25 




25 


Master E W . PoAvell 






25 




25 


A- Pridffen 




25 
25 
25 
50 
50 




25 


Miss Lou Wescott, 






25 


Johnnie Wescott 






25 


.f. A. Davis, 


1 




50 


Mrs. M A. Davis 


1 
1 




50 


Woodberrv Lennon, 


50 







50 


S \ Edmund 






1 00 




1 00 


Balance last vear 


59 91 






59 91 














$ 453 82 


$ 136 10 


$ 56 61 


$ 59 00 


$ 705 53 



DISBURSEMENTS. 



Paid Elder D. J. Ray, for services, D M . B. 28 00 

'' RufusFord, >' •' 143 33 

'• Bro. John F. McMillan, '• ■' 108 00 

•' O. L String-field, " '* 126 67 

" Elder James W. Dickson,-' " 4 00 

" A. R. Pittman, for State Missions to B. S. C, Ill 10 

•' VV. T. Jordan, "' "• " 25 00 

•• To Baptist State Convention — Foreign Missions, 56 61 

Ministerial Education Funds on hand, .59 00 

Balance due Domestic Misssion Board, 43 82 

$ 705 53 



/ ^ 



Mi:sUTES 



' OF THE 



Seventy-Sixth Annual Session 



OF THE 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



HELD WITH 



Western Prong Baptist Churcli, 

Columbus Co. J N. C, 
October 21st, 2 2d, 23d and 24th, 1880. 



I Rev. H. Lennox, Moderator. Bladenboro, N. C. | 

I Rev. G. W. Hill, Clerk, White ville Depot, " " 

S. E. AVard, Treasurer, Lumberton, 'V 



RALEIGH: 
Edwaeds. Brougrtox & Go.. Pbinters and Binders. 

18S0. 



MINUTES 



OF THE « 



Seventy-Sixth Annual Session 



OF THE 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



HELD WITH 



Western Prong Baptist Church,, 

Columbus Co., N. C, 
October 21 sU 22d, 23d and 24tK 1880, 



Rev. H. Lennon, Moderator. Bladenboro, N. C 

Rev. G. W. Hill, Clerk, Whiteville Depot, " 

S. E. Ward, Treasurer, oLumberton, " 



KALEIGH: 
Edwards, Broughtgn & Co., Psintees and Binders. 

1880, 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Western Prong Church, 
Columbus Co.. N. C, October 21st, 1880. 

The Cape Fear Baptist Association meets this day in its 
Seventy-sixth Annual Session with the Western Prong- 
church, Columbus county, N. C. 

The Introductory Sermon is preached by Elder J. F. Mc- 
Millan, according to appointment, from Isaiah xxviii: 5 ; at 
the close Elder H. Lennon leads in prayer. 

An intermission of 20 minutes is given. 



The Association is called to order by Elder J. W. Dick- 
son, the former Moderator, who leads in the religious exer- 
cises. Prayer by Elder G. W. Hill. 

The Moderator appoints J. L. Wescott, G. W. Jones and 
C. Porter committee on Finance. 

On motion of Elder D. C. Kelly, the church letters are 
called for and read. 

Elder J. F. McMillan and- Bro. S. E. Ward acting as As- 
sistant Clerks, 

The Moderator announces that the time for the election 
of officers has arrived. 

On motion of Elder J. F. McMillan, it was agreed to vote 
by ballot. 

The Moderator announces D. C. Kelly and J. P. Pierce 
tellers to conduct the election. 

Elder H. Lennon is elected Moderator, G. W. Hill re- 
elected Clerk, and S. E. Ward, Treasurer. J. F. McMillan 
and S. E. Ward are requested to act as Assistant Clerks. 

An invitation is extended to corresponding messengers 
and visiting ministers. The following brethren then came 
forward and were welcomed to seats : 

Elders E. D. Johnson and W. W. Willis, from the Cedar Creek Asso- 
ciation; Elder J. W. Gore, from tlie Waccamaw; Elder Eufus Ford 
and A. W. Price, from the Pee Dee Association, S. C; Elder J. S. Pure- 
foy, from the Central, representing the interest of Wake Forest College. 

On motion, an invitation is extended to newly constituted 
churches desiring to connect with this Association, when 
a petition from Edwards' Chapel, Bladen county, was 



4 Minutes of the 

presented. After remarks by Elders J. W. Dickson and J, 
F. McMillan, it was received and the right hand of fellow- 
ship extended to the delegates. 

The Pastor and Deacons of this Church together with S. 
E. Ward, G. W. Jones and J. L. Wescott are appointed com- 
mittee on Religious Exercises. 

A motion was made that the latter clause of the follow- 
ing resolution passed at the last Association be stricken out: 

Eesoloed, That the Clerk and Moderator of this Association be in- 
structed to prepare an ordef of business for tho next session, and that 
the committees be so arranged that every delegate shall be a member of ' 
some one of the committees. 

A discussion ensued, in which Elders J. F. McMillan, S. 
Ivey, and others, participated. The motion was amended 
by a motion to rescind. 

Pending the motion, the Association adjourneii to meet 
at 9|- o'clock to-morrow morning. Prayer by Elder J. W. 
Gore. 



Friday Morning, October 22, 1880. 

The Moderator calls the Association to order ; reads the 
27tli Psalm. Hymn 21 is sung. Prayer by Elder R. Ford. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

The invitation to visiting ministers and brethren is re- 
newed. The following brethren came forward and were 
welcomed to seats : 

Elder T. Harrison, representing the Foreign Mission Board and Fo'r- 
eign Mission Journal- Bro. F. P. Hobgood, Principal of the Female 
School at Oxford; Bro, C. Pi Pridgen, fi'om the Eastern Association, 
and Eldei H. Hatcher, Corresponding Editor of the Biblical Ke- 

CORDER. 

A letter of correspondence from the Waccamaw Associa- 
tion is read and received. 

On motion of J. F. McMillan, J. S. Purefoy, D. C. Kelly, 
and J. D. Clark, are appoiat«d to prepare a report on the 
Ash pole High School. 

The following committees are announced by the Mode- 
rator : 

On Ministerial Support — ^E. Ford, J. P. Pierce, E. H. Todd, J. 
L. "Wescott and A. "VV. Price. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 5 

On Ministerial, Education — J. F. McMillan, IsTeill Townseiid, G. 
P. Floyd, D. C. Kelly and Dr. T. H. Pritchard. 

On Ministerial, Examination— S. Ivey, J. M. Register, J. F. Mc- 
Millan, J. S. Purefoy and J. P. Lennon. 

On Sunday Schools— J. W. Dickson, S. Ivey and J. P. Lennon. 

On Foreign Missions— T. Harrison, G. W. Hill and E. D. Johnson. 

On Temperance — J. L. We.=cott, H. B. Collier and C. L, Inman. 

On Special Changes— S. E. Ward, W. W. Willis andG. W. Jones. 

On Periodicals — T. W. Ayres, J. W. Dickson and E. Johnson. 

To Appoint Corresponding Messengers— E. W. Wooten, C. D. 
Knss and Oran Lennon. 

On Baptist State Convention— J. S Purefoy, S. Ivey and O. H. 
Powell. 

Owing to the unpleasantness of the weatner, a motion is 
made to suspend preaching at the stand. Motion is lost. 

The Moderator tlien announces that the hour for preach- 
ing at the stand had arrived. The congregation were then 
addressed by Elder R. Ford. 

Elder McMillan movdd that the motion on yesterday 
evening to rescind the resolution of last year be taken up. 
Elder S Ivey moved that the whole matter be laid on the 
table. The motion prevails. 

After some discussion on a point of order, the motion is 
reconsidered, and the original motion is called for by Elder 
S. Ivey, and tlie resolution is rescinded. 

Elder J. AV. Dickson moved that the following resolution, 
passed at the last session of this body, be rescinded : 

Eesolved, That the churcl;ies of this Association, and their delegates 
to each succeeding meeting of thi^ body, be requested to furnish the 
names of the delegates to the clerk before the hour for calling the Asso- 
ciation to order on the day it shall meet. 

The motion is lost. 

On motion of Elder D. C. Kelly, the report of the com- 
mittee on Union church, Horry county, S. C, is called for. 
Committee asks permission to retire preparatory to report- 
ing. 

During the absence of the committee, Elder T. Harrison 
reads the report on Foreign Missions. On motion of Elder 
S. Ivey, the report is made the special order after recess. 

The committee on the Union church report through Eld. 
G. W. Hill verbally, who stated that the committee had all 
failed to visit the church according to appointment, except 
Bro. T. W. Ayres, consequently nothing had been done. 

Elder Hill further stated that he had had some corres- 
pondence with one of the deacons of said church, who said 



6 Minutes of the 

that the church did not desire, nor stood in need of, assist- 
ance, from the Association ; tliat they were able to transact 
their own business, and that their action in excluding Eld. 
J. W. Kirton from the fellowship of the church would not 
be reconsidered ; and that the church would dissolve and 
re-organize under a different name. 

Bro. Ayres also said that similar sentiments were mani- 
fested by other members of the church v/hen he visited them. 

The Moderator then made an explicit statement of the 
difficulty, in which it was apparent that Elder J. AV. Kirton 
had been unjustly and unfairly excluded from the'fellow- 
ship of the church, and that the church had dissolved in 
order to prevent an investigation. 

On motion of Bro. 0. H. Powell, it was 

Resolved, That this Association Vt-ithdmw fellowship from the Union 
Church for disorderly conduct. 

The motion nrevails. 

On motion of Elder J. F. McMillan, Elders S. Ivey, J. S. 
Purefoy, J. W. Dickson, and Brethren 0. H. Powell and J. 
L. Wescott are appointed a committee to advise Elder J. W. 
Kirton what course to take under the circumstances, who, 
after retiring for consultation, submitted the following re- 
port, which, on motion of Elder D. 0. Kelly, is received : 

Tour committee, appointed in reference to the case of Rev. J. W. 
Kirton, beg leave to report, that from the best lights before us we be- 
lieve that he did not have a f.dr trial, and no charges being sustained 
against him, he was unjustly excluded ; and whereas, from the circum- 
stances of the case he cannot be restored to the Union church, we recom- 
mend that he be advised to unite with some otlier church of our fnith 
and order, and advise that he be received as a minister of the gospel in 
good standing. 

S. lYEY. 

JAS. S. PUREFOY, 
■ J. ^Y. DICKSON^ 
J. L. WESCOTT, 
O. H. POWELL, 

Committee. 

The Association then adjourned for half an hour. 

Afternoon Session. 

Association re-assembles. Prayer by Elder J. M. Reg- 
ister. 

The following report is re-read : 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 7 

EEPORT ox FOREIGX [^HSSIOXS. 

The work of Foreign Missions is pre-eminently binding upon us as 
Baptists, inasmuch as ts'^ claim the Bible and the Bible alone as oiu rule 
of action in all matters pertaining to our Master's kingdom. The great 
commission, ''Go ye, &c.," is just as obligatory iipon us as upon those 
to whom it was directly spoken, and in proportion as we obej' its heav- 
enly behests, in the same proportion do we manifest the spirit of the 
Master, enjoy the comforts of religion, and hasten the time when the 
heatlien shall be brought to the knowledge of the Lord Jesus. Our mis- 
sionaries now occupy parts of every portion of the world, and are con- 
stantly pushing forward the great work, thus pressing upon us the neces- 
sity of sending more laborers into the vineyard. Our duty is plainly 
indicated to us by the Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Romans, 10th 
chapter, "How, then, shall they call on Him in whom they have not 
believed, and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not 
heard ; and how shall thej' hear without a preacher, and how shall they 
preach except they be sent." 

Respectfullv submitted, 

E. D. JOHXSOX, 
G. W. HILL, 
T. HARRISOX, 

Committee. 

The Association was then addressed by Elder T. Harri- 
son and a collection taken up for Foreign Missions, amount- 
ing in all to 821.27. 

The following amounts were sent up by members of the 
Smithville chureh by Bro. J. L. Wescott, and included in 
the above : 



H. L. Leonard, . 
M. E.Walton... 



. 1 00 
. 15 

§8 03 



Mrs. M. A. Thompson $1 24 

S. M. Robbins, 1 10 

J.L. Wescott 4 08 

W. W. Rouark 21 

L. G. Wescott, 25 

" The Association adjourns for a meeting of the Domestic 
Mission Board. 
. The Association is again called to order by the Moderator. 

On motion of Elder S. Ivey, Elder J. S. Purefoy is grant- 
ed the privilege to address this body in the interest of Wake 
Forest College on to-morrow at half past 10 o'clock A.. M. 

The Association adjourns to 9J o'clock to-morrow morn- 
ing. Prayer by Elder Parefoy. 



Saturday Morning, October 23. 
In the absence of the Moderator, Elder J. F. ]McMillan is 



called to the chair, Elder J. S. 



Purefov leading in the reli- 



gious exercises. 



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The roll of the churches is called, minutes of 3'esterday 
rgad and corrected, and the list of the delegates revised. 

On motion of Elder E. W. Wooten, Brethren D. H. Cook 
and T. K. Wiggins are appointed a Vigilance Comtnittee. 

On motion, the hour of 11| o'clock is appointed to desig- 
nate the place of meeting of the next session of this body. 

The Moderator announces that the time appointed for 
Elder J. S. Purefoy to address the Association in behalf of 
Wake Forest, is arrived. Elder Purefoy proceeds with his 
address and displays a picture of the College buildings. 
At the close a collection was taken up for the completion of 
the Wingate Memorial Chapel. The following amounts 
are paid in : 



S. E.Ward, $ 5 00 

J. D.Kogers, 00 

J. L. We?cott, 5 00 

Capt. V. V. Eicliardson, o 00 

W. H. Fisher 5 00 

H. B. Collier 5 00 

R. H. Eogers, o 00 

G. P.Floyd, 5 00 

H. Leunon, 5 00 

T. F. Toon ^ 5 00 

Clayborn Fields. 5 00 

3. C. Carlisle o 00 

Cash, 11 00 



Total, $71 00 



Amount subscribed : 

J. A Thompson $ 5 00 

Piney Forest Church, by J. 

F. McMillan, 10 00 

C. Worley, 5 00 

Lumbertcn Church, by W. 

T. Jordan, 23 00 

J. P. Pittman, 25 09 



$70 00 



Oh motion, the Association proceeds to appoint the time' 
and place for the meeting of the next session. 
b.i On motion, it is agreed to vote by rising. The vote is 
taken, resulting in the selection of Piney Grove, Marion 
county, S. C, as the place for the meeting of next session. 

On motion, it is agreed to meet on Wednesday before the 
4th Sunday in October, 1881, at 11 o'clock, A. M. 

On motion, E. H. Todd and S. E. Ward are appointed to 
select ministers to preach stated sermons, who report: Eld. 
W. T. Jordan to preach the Introductory Sermon, J. W. 
Dickson alternate : Elder H. Lennon to preach the Mission- 
ary Sermon on Sabbath, J. F. McMillan alternate. 

The committee submit the following 

REPORT 017 SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 



Your committee on Sunday Schools report that it is now too late to 
argue the importance and utility of the Sabbath School work. The 
thing to be done now is to enlist all the membership of our churches in 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 9 

this .great work. That a large number of our brethren and sisters either 
neglect or ignore tlie Sundaj^ Sch«ol, is a fact too obvious to be denied. 
Your committee think it important that pM.'tors should more frequently 
urge the duty of engaging in this work on all the members of their 
churches. Your committee are pleased to know that there is in the 
bounds of this Association a Sunday School Convention, which will meet 
on Friday before the second Sundiy in September, 1881, at A>hpole 
church, Robeson county. jST. C. 

Your committee would insist that all the delegates of this Association 
use their influence to have their Sunday Schools in their churches repre- 
sented in that; Convention. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. DICKSON, 

S. IVEY, 

J. P. LENNON, 

Co-mmittee.. 

The report was adopted and made the order of the day 
on to-morrow at 9J o'clock A. M. 

Bro. J. L. Wescott rgads the following 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Your committee on Temperance would leport that intemperance, or 
the improper use of intoxicating liquors, is an evil that .spreads distress 
and desolation throughout our country. We have no language tliat can 
express the sad effects it has in the destiuction of hiunan life. It enters 
the family circle, blasting its hopes and bligliting all earthly i^rospects 
for happiness. It finds its way into tiie cliurch of God, destroys the 
peace and harmonj^ of God's people. We therefore advise all the mem- 
bers of our churches, both young and old, to abandon the use of ardent 
spirits, and admonish all others to do the same, and use their influence 
to put down the evil that is destroying some of the best talents and the 
brightest minds of our land. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. L. WESCOTT, 
H. B. COLLIER. 
C. A. INMAN, 

Committee. 

Speeches are made by Elders Jordan, Ivey, Pritchard, 
Hatcher and Bro. McRackan, and the report is adopted by 
a rising vote. 

On application, a letter of dismission is granted the Mt. 
Olive church to unite with the Cedar Creek Association. 

Dr. Pritchard reads the followina; 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

Wake Forest College Wiis originally established for the training of 
young men called of God to preach tlie gospel, but as the institution was 
without endowment, students other than those foi- the ministry were re- 
ceived in order to support the College. Since the founding of the Col- 
lege, not fewer than one hundred and fifty ministers halve enjoyed free 



10 Minutes of the 

tnition at this College. During the last year there were thirty young 
preachers taught free of chai'ge, and the College then paid back to the 
denomination eighteen hundred dollars in a single year. 

There will probablj^ be a still larger numlier of ministerial students 
this session, of whom twenty are beneficiaries of the Board of Educa- 
tion, a larger number than was ever received before, and therefore the 
resources of the Board mu-t be increasi'd if these young men are all sus- 
tained while Ihey are preparing tiiemsclves the better to preach the 
gospel. Nearly all our Associations are liberally co-operating with the 
Board in support of tliese young men, ami j'-our committee respectfully 
suggest that this Association adopt as its beneficiary one of the young 
men from this bodj'" who is alread3^ at College. 

Your committee are glad to report the past year as the most prosper- 
ous in tlie history of W ake Forest College, there having been one hun- 
dred and seventy-one student^^, and would earnestly request the prayers 
of the brethren in belialf of our College, and especially of our young 
ministers there. 

J. F. McMillan, 

D. C. KELLY, 
G. p. FLOYD, 
T. H. PRITCHAED, 
NEILL TOWNSEND, 
Committee. 

The Asifociation is addressed bv Dr. Pritchard and Elder 
H. Hatcher. 

Pending the question, the Association adjourns for half 
an hour. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association re-assembles, Elder J. F. McMillan in 
the chair. 

The discussion on Ministerial Education is resumed by 
Dr. Pritchard. 

Elder W. T. Jordan moves to amend by substituting two 
beneficiaries instead of one. The motion is lost, and the 
original motion on the reception of the report was then 
adopted. 

Elder E. W. Wooten reads the following 

r.EPOET OF THE COMMITTEE TO APPOINT IMESSENGERS- 
TO COREESPONDING ASSOCIATIONS. 

To Cedar Creek— Eev, K Barnes, Bro. E. V. Melvin, and Bro. 
Frank Hilburn. 
Eastern — D. C. Kelly, Dr. C. D. Euss and Evander Singietary. 
Waccamaw — Eev. G. W. Hill, E. L. Mason and J. L Weseott. 
Pee Dee— J, F. McMillan, I M. Powell and H. D, Williamson. 

COM^UTTEE. 

Report is adopted. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 11 



The committee submit the following 



KEPOKT O^ PEEIODICALS. 



It is highly essential to the success of oiii- institutions, the progress of 
our principles, and the cultivation of piety at home, tliat our church 
members and x\\Av families be supplied witli a sound, healthy, religious 
literature. To this end we heartily recommend tlie Biblical Kecord- 
EK, the organ of tlie Nortli Carolina Baptists, as an able exponent of 
gospel trutii, and earnestly urge that each pastor witliin our bounds lay 
its claims before his congregation and use his best eftbrts to introduce it 
into every BajDtist family. We also recommend the FoRErGN Mission 
JOUKNAL, and to our Sunday Schools and young peop)le, Kind Words, 
publislied at Marion, Georgia. 

J. W. DICKSOJq", 

E. Jon^^so:N", 

T. W. AYKES, 

Committee. 

Pending the adoption of the report, Elder H. Hatcher 
made an address and permission granted to solicit subscrip- 
tions for the Rectorder. Report adopted. 

Elder W. T. Jordan reads the following 

KEPOET O^ THE ASHPOLE INSTITUTE. 

We are gratified to state that the Institute is in successful operation, and 
is now in its sixtli session and firmlj'- established. Prof. Ivey, who lias 
charge of the Institute, is making it quite useful to the denomination, 
and especially to this Association. The school is fairly patronized, but 
not to the extent it should be by our churches. It is designed to prepare 
students for Wak*^, Forest College, and as sucli, we cheerfully recona- 
mend it to the patronage of tlie friends of education in this section of 
the State as a suitable school in which to educate their sons and daughters. 

J. F. McMillan, 

JAS. S. PUREFOY, 
D. C. KELLY, 
J. D. CLARK, 

Committee. 

Speeches are made on the subject of general edacation 
and the importam^e of sustaining the Institute by Elders 
Jordan and Purefoy, and Bro. J. L. VVescott. 

Prof Hobgood spoke on female education, stating that 
the School at Oxford is in successful operation with encour- 
aging prospects. Report is adopted. 

The following report of the committee of Finance is read : 

Amount sent up by the churches for Minute Fund, ninety-two dollars 
and thirty-four cents, (§92.34.) 

Respectfully sunmitted, 

G. W. JONES. 

C. PORTER, 

J. L. WESCOTT, 

Committee. 



12 Minutes of the 

The following report of last year on Ministerial Support 
is read by Elder Jordan, recommending its adoption : 

ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

Your committee submit the following I'ppovt : 

We believe thfvt it is as much the duty of the church member to pay 
for tlse support of tlie gospel ns for the other necessities and comforts of 
life. Too many members of the chiu'ch regard what they contribute to 
their pastor as given to him and not as pajing him for his services. A 
contract made between a pastor and a church slionld be considered a 
promise made to the Lord, and each member is in duty bound to dis- 
charge his part of the contract by contributing as tlie Lord has prosi^ered 
him. If any member is providentially prevented from paying anything, 
he should be indulged or assisted until he is able to contribute. Under 
no circumstnnces should a chun-h allow a few lilieral hearted members 
to bear the church expenses. The education of ministers costs them a 
great deal, and the church should remember that the}^ frequently have 
to borrow monej' while at school, and then refund it afterwards. The 
minister, as well as the farmer, lives by the sweat of his brow, and is as 
well " worthy of his hire." 

W. -T. JORDAN", 
J. L. YfE SCOTT, 
A. W. PRICE, 

Committee. 

The report is adopted. 

The committee on Religious Exercises make the follow- 
ing report : 

Sunday School Mass Meeting to-morrow morning at 9 J o'clock. 
Dr. Pritciiard to preach at the Stand at 11 o'clock. Elder H. Hatcher 
to preach in the church at the .same time. 

Elder S. Ivey reads the following report on Ministerial 
Examination • 

Your committee on Ministerial Examination and Ordination report 
that no candidate came before them. _ 

S. IVEY, Chm'n. 

It was made known to the Association that Bro. D. J. 
Clark, who had been recommended by his church (Paradise) 
for ordination, was detained at home by sickness. 

On motion, Elders H. Lennon, J. W. Dickson, E. W. 
Wooten and D. C. Kelly, are appointed a Special Committee 
to examine Bro. Clark and ordain him to the gospel minis- 
try if his examination shall be satisfactory, when it shall 
suit their convenience. 

On motion, tlie Association adjourned to give place for a 
meeting of the Domestic Mission Board. 

The Association is called to order, Elder J. F. McMillan 
in the Chair. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 13 

It was ordered that the Clerk be allowed thirty (^30) dol- 
lars for his services. 

On motion, it is ordered that as many copies of the min- 
utes be printed as the funds in hand will allow, and dis- 
Iribnted in ratio to tho amtjunts paid in b}' the churclies. 

Elder Hanson Gore, a corresponding delegate from the 
Lumber River (colored) Association, is announc#fi as being 
present by Bro. J. W. Ellis, and welcomed to seat by the 
Moderator. 

On motion, it is ordered that the collection on to-morrow- 
be equally divided among the different objects of the Asso- 
ciation. A 

On motion, it was 

Resol'ded, That the tlianks of this Assoc'atiatioa are dae and hereb}' 
^tendered to members of the Western Pi-ong ami Benevolence churches 
and citizens of the community for their hospitable and liberal support of 
this body during the present session. 

The Moderator announced the following names as dele- 
gates to the Baptist State Convention, viz: Rev. W. T. 
Jordan, and B. Godwin, Chiles Williams, T. W. Ayres, A. A. 
Inman, J. F. Ward, G. R Floyd, H. G. Mitchell, Neil Towns- 
end, J. N. Page and Levi Granger 

Elder E. W. Wooten read the following 

EEPOET ON SPECIAL CHAN"GES. 

Your committee on Speci:'.! changes have great reason to thank God 
that in His Providence He has not called any of our ministers from our 
midst by death, but it becomes our painful duty to inform you of the 
death of Deacon Marmaduke Powell, of the White Marsh Church, who 
departed this life on tlie 20th Any of September, 18S0, aged 82 years. He 
filled a number of important places in public life, having once represent- 
ed his county in the legislature of North Carolina. His end was peace- 
ful and happy, having frequently expressed his hope in God and salva- 
tion through t^hrist. He died rejoicing in the hope and glory of God. 

The above is the only obituary notice your committee ai'e able fo re- 
poi't, after having endeavored faithfully to perform the duty assigned 
them. ilespectfully submitted, 

G. W. JONES, 
W. W. WILLIS, 
S. E. WAHD, 

Committee. 

On motion, it was ordered that all unfinised business be 
referred to the Moderator and Clerk. 

The Association then adjourned. Prayer by Dr. Pritch- 
ard. 



14 



Minutes of the 
SABBATH. 



The day was pleasant. The brethren assemble according 
to appointment and engage in a Mass- meeting with the Sab- 
bath School, Elder T. Harrison leading in the opening ex- 
ercises. Speeches are made by Elders Harrison, Jordan, 
and other^ 

The Mass-meeting closes and Elder H. Hatcher preaches 
to those who remain in the house, which is densely filled. 

Dr. Pritchard repairs to the stand where he meets a large 
congregation. The congregation join in singing "Arise, 
my soul, arise." Dr. Pritchard reads a part of the loth 
chap, of 1st Corinthians, and offers prayer. Hymn, "Come, 
thou fount of every blessing." Text: I Cor. xv: 35. Theme; 
The resurrection of the bodv. . 

At the close a collection vras taken up at the stand amount- 
ing to $19.70, in the house |?9.33 ; total $29.03. 

The brethren then gather around the stand and take the 
parting hand while they join in singing "When I can read 
my title clear." Thus closed a pleasant and harmonious 
session of the Cape Fear Association. 

H. LENNON, Moderator. 

G. W. Hill, Clerk. 



Haynes Lennon, Treasurer, in account with Cape Fear Baptist Asso: 



1S79 



To amount received of Committee of Finance, 

B.y cash paid for printing Minutes, 

By cash paid G. W. Hill, Clerk, for services,.., 
By cash in Treasury, Oct. 21, 1880, , 



$93 77 



1$93 77 



$G0 00 
30 00 

3 77 

$93 77 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS 

OF THE 

CAPE PEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



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^s'AMES. 


1 

POST OFFICE. 


COUXTY. 


STATE. 


D. B. \vres 


Red Banks, i 

Fair Bluff", | 

Sterling's Mills, 

Lumberton, 

Lumberton, 

Wliiteville ] 

Cerro Gordo, 

Abbottsburg, 

Whiteville Depot... 

Robeson's, 

Leesville, 

Abbottsburg, 

Lumberton, 

Bladensboro, 

Robeson's 


Robeson, 

Columbus. 

f^obeson, 


Xorth Carolina 


J. H. Blanton, 

K. Barnes 




J. D. Clark 


Robeson, 

Robeson 

Columbus, 

Columbus 

Bladen. 

Columbus, 

Brunswick, 

Robeson, 

Bladen. 

Robeson = ... 

Bladen 


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J. T. Caines 


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J. W. Dickson, 

D. B.Don', 

J. W. Gurganus, ... 

G. W.Hill 

L. W. Hilburn. 

Stinceon Ivey, 

D. C. Kelly, 

W. T. Jordan 

Haynes Lennou,... 


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J. p. Lennon, 


Brunswick, 

Robeson 


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Js^orman Martin,... 


Red Banks, 


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D. C. McMillan, ... 


Leesville 


Robeson 


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J. F. McMillan, ... 
!Jfoali Mercer 


Cerro Gordo, 

Lumberton. 


Columbus, 

Robeson. ... 


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Forney Prevatt, ... 
F. A. Prevatt, 


Lumberton, 


Robeson, 


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Lumberton, 


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D.J. Bay, 

J. M, Register, 


Whiteville, 


Columbus 

Bladen, 


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R. M- Sessoms, 


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Robpson 


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Bladen 


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W. L. Tart, 


Abbottsburg, 

Whiteville 


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PROCEEDINGS : t^.o 

. . DOMESTIC MISSION ' BOARD , 

OF THE , :.'■ ''\, 

CAPE FEAR BAPTIST jlSSOCIATlffl. 

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:: Feiday Evening, October 22/ 1880. 

The Board was called to order by Bro. J. W. Ellis, the 
former Chairman. i-joirs ,jjai , .7/" ' ' 

On motion of Elder H. Lennon, the Finance Committee 
of the Association was appointed the Finance Committee of 
the Board. 

Elder H. Lennon reads the report of the contributions of 
the churches of his charge. Report accepted. 

The Board then proceeded to re-organize by the re-elec- 
tion of Bro. J. W. Ellis, Chairman, Elder G. W. Hill, Sesre- 
tary, and Elder H. Lennon Treasurer. 

The Executive Committee is called on to report. The 
Committee not being ready are allowed until to-morrow to 
report. 

On motion of Elder S. Ivey, it was agreed that the report 
of the Committee be read before the Association on to-mor- 
row. 

On motion of Elder H. Lennon, the Board adjourned till 
to-morrow evening. 



Saturday Evening, October 23, 1880. 

The Board was called to order by the Chairman accord- 
ing to adjournment. 

The report of the Executive Committee was read by Eld. 
E. W. Wooten, and, on motion of Elder J. F. McMillan, was 
received. 



20 Minutes of the 

It was ordered that the Finance Committee pay over the 
funds in hand to the Treasurer. 

Ordered that the Treasurer pay the Missionaries pra rata 
*'as the funds in hand will allow. * 

Ordered that R. R. Barnes, T. W. Ayres and Elder W. T. 
Jordan be made Life Members of the Board, 

Elder H. Lennon was reelected General Superintendent 
of the Board. 

The following brethren were elected Executive Committee 
for the ensuing year: J. W. Ellis, J. W. Dickson, J, F. Mc- 
Millan, 0. H. Powell, H. C. Colyer, J. C. Powell and C. C. 
Gore. 

All unfinished business was referred to the Executive 
Committee. 

The Board then adjourned to time and place of the next 
meeting of the Association. 

J. W. ELLIS, Chairman. 

G. W. Hill, Secretary. 



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Cape Fear Baptist Association . 21 

Haynes Lennon, Treasurer, in account with the Domestic Mission Boar-d 
Cape Feir Baptitt Association: 

To balance on hand for 1879, for Missons, ...$ 43 82 

To cash from Bear Swamp, 2 00 

To cash from Sweet Home, 1 25 

To cash collected 1879 for Ministerial Education, 59 (K^> 

To cash from Com- of Finance, sent up by the churches,.. 273 2-t 

To cash collected from congregation on Sabbath, 29 10 

" '• in Association for Foreign Missions, 2127 

" " Robeson Union Meeting, For. Missions,,. 3 30 

" " Smithville church, " " S 03 

" " Western Prong ch., Assoc'n'l " G 50 

'* " J\ shpole church, 58 80 

" »• A ntioch church, IS 10 

'• " Cross Roads church, 20 90 

"' Spring Branch church, 2125 

*' Bogue Cl»pel church, 5 65 

" " Whiteville, 11 25 

" " from J. W. Dickson, 10 00 

" " Min. Education, Western Prong churcli, 100 

D. C. McMillan 25 cents, Giles Williams $5, 5 25 

Levi Grainger $5, Coleman Worley $5, C. T. Worley $5,... 15 00 

O. B. Grainger $2, Bethel church 50 qents 2 50 

Mount Pisgah church $2.50, Smithville church $7.05, 9 55 

^$33-2.85 

Contra. 

By paid J, W. Dickson, as per order, $ 35 00 

" D. C. Kelly, " " 25 00 

" J.D.Clark, *' " 25 00 

•' W.T.Jordan, "- " 25 00 

" Lorenzo Sellers, " " 7 44 

" E. W. Wooten, •' " 49 00 

" D.J.Ray, " " 50 00 

" Ilaynes Lennon, " " 40 00 

'* T. Harrison, Agent Foreign Missions Ill 63 

Loaned W. B. Pope, Min. Ed. Fund, „ 70 00 

Estimated amount on hand for State Missions, 53 25 

" " " • Foreigm Missions, 14 11 

'* " " bal for Min. Education, 48 55 

*' " " Asso. Missions, 78 87 

$33^..$6 

The above statements are subject to re-investigation, as the letters were 
much confused and in some instances quite indefinite. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HAYNES LENNON^ Treasurer. 



REPORT 

OF THE 



Gfiieral SieriiteMBEt if Doistlc lissiois 

IX THE 

Cape Fear Baptist Association, 

For the year Ending Oct. 21, 1880. 



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Dear Brethren. -^"We, as your Superintendent, hereby submit to 
you, briefly, our operations during the past year. We liave many causes 
to be thankful to Almighty God for his extejided mercies and blessings 
during the past year; and while we have been the recipients of so many 
favors, still, we have many things to grieve and mourn over, and espe- 
cially our want of zeal and energy in extending our blessed Lord's King- 
dom, in sending the gospel to the destitute, and in supplying the needy 
with the bread of life. . v ',,, . 

In accordance with your rules adopted last session, your Superintend- 
ent, by and with the advice of the Executive Committee, proceeded to 
put in operation the new plan, and are happy to say that we believe much 
good has be n accomplished. 

We hereby give you a statement of the amount of labor performed: 
Sweet Home and Mount Sinai churches have been regularly supplied with 
preaching by Rev. D. J. Ray; Flemington by J. W. Dickson; Gillespie 
School House by A. R. Pittman; Ten Mile Swamp and Tolarsville by J. 
D. Clark; ShoeHeel by W. T. Jordan; Abbottsburg by E'. W. Wooten; 
and Mill Creek by L. Sellers. 

Upon mature deliberation, after consulting With the Executive Com- 
mittee and the brethren in that section, it was decided not to employ the 
whole time of a minister to occupy tlie Brunswick field, but instructed 
and solicited your Superintendent to visit that field during the year; also 
Bros. J. W. Dickson, Ray, and Hill, and instructed our Clerk. Bro. J. 
W. Dickson, to open correspondence with Bro. O. L. Stringfield with 
the view of securing his services in that section during his vacation. His 
consent was obtained and he labored very acceptably during that time, 
and your Superintendent and the Executive Committee feel here called 
npon to express their high appreciation of the services rendered in that 
community. Smithville and Bethel churches nobly and willingly de- 
frayed his expenses and paid the salary vouched for by the Board, 
amounting to $100:00. 

Your Committee ask that you instruct your Superintendent to give or- 
ders on the Treasurer to the following named brethren for servic^•«; ren- 
dered: To W. T. Jordan $25; J. W. Dickson, $25 for pastoral services at 
Flemington, and $10 for his trip to Smithville; E. W. Wooten, $25 for 
pastoral services rendered to Abbottsburg church and $24 for 12 days' 
services in Brunswick county; D. C. Kelly $25; J. D. Clark $25; and D. 
J. Ray $50 for supplying Sweet Home and Mount Sinai churches. 



LIST OF LIFE MEMBERS 

Of the Domestic Mission Board of the Cape Fear Bap- 
tist Association. 



*Ayres, William 
Ayres, D. B. 
Ayres, E. S. 
Ayres, T. W. 
Bennett, D. K, 
Bordeau, M. M. 
Bullock, H. G; 
Britt, John J. 
Bullock, Charles 
Barnes, K. K. 
Clark, J. D. 
Coleman, Elisha 
Creacl^ Elijah 
Daniel, D. J. 
Devane, J. S. 
Ellis, J. W. 
Edwards, A. A. 
Edwards. Haynes 
Ellis, ■. B. 
*Elwell. J. D. 
Enzor, IT. 
Floyd, A. E. 
Freeman, A. F. 
Godwin, B. 
Gore, J. W. 
Gore, D. N. 
Gore, A. M. 
Gore, W. E. 
Grantham, J. F. 
Grainger, Levi 
Hammond, A. 
Hardee, Isaac 
Harrelson, E. W. 
Harrell, J. F. 
Ilewett, MoSlCs 
Hilburn, L. AV. 
Hill, G. W. 
Holden, R. W. 
Humphrey. D. C. 
Inman, J. H. A. 



Inman, J. L. 
Ivey, Charles 
Ivey, Stinceon 
*Jennings, S. B. 
Johnson, Ewen 
Jollie, J. H. 
Jones, G. W. 
Jonrnegan, Wm. 
Jordan, W. T. 
Kellilian, David 
Lancaster, Jesse 
Lawson, Alva 
Leggett, Jacob 
Lennon, Haynes 
Lennon, Francis 
Lennon, Oran 
Lennon, R. P. 
Lennon, J. E. 
Lennon, J. P. 
Lennon, Wright 
Lennon, D. S. 
Lennon, Ira 
Long, R. J. 
Lndiaiu, W. C. 
:^[arshburn, D. IT. 
JMason, R, L. 
jVlayo. J. A. 
McRackan, R. M. 
McGugan, J. M. 
McDaniel, Eli 
Memory, T. S. 
Monroe, P. 
*More, Oran 
*Nance, L. F. 
*iSrance, J. L. 
]S"ewberry, T, B. 
Page, Everett 
Pate, G. G. 
Phillips, J. T. 
Phillips, E. 



T'ittman, X. R. 
Pittman, A. R. 
Pittman, McA. 
Pope, H. T. 
Porter, Caswell, 
Powell. A. F. 
Prevatt, Forncj' 
Prevatt, J. T. ' 
Pi-evatt, F. A. 
Prevatt, James 
Prevatt, E. W. 
Price, E. D. 
Ray, D. J. 
Register, J. M. 
Register, R. A. 
Smith, S. W. 
*Smith, J. W. 
*Stanaland, Daniel 
Stanaland, Josepii 
Stone Samuel 
Stone, Ishani 
*Stone, W. A. ' 
Sutton, J. G. 
Sutton, J. A. 
Todd, E. IL 
Tolar, W. J. 
Thompson, S. B. 
Thompson, J. H. 
Thompson, J. S. 
Thompson, J. A. 
Townsend, Neill 
Ward, J-. F. 
Ward, S. E. 
Wescott, J. L. 
*Wescott, L. W. 
Worley, Coleman 
Woodside, R. W. 
Williamson, J. I, 
Yates, L. I. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



SEVENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



or THE 



Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH 



:Pin.e3r O-roTre Baptist CTiiircli, 

MARION County, S. C, 
October 19th, 20th, 21st, 22d and 23d, 1881. 



HAYNES LENNON, Moderator, Bladenboro, N. C 

G. W. HILL, Clerk, Whiteville Depot, " 

S. E. WAED, Treasurer, Lumberton, " 



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KALEIGH : 
Edwards, Broughton & Co., Steam Printers and Binders. 

1881. 



OF THE 



SEVENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



o^^:r:s Tr^:H].^:Fi. 



aDtist Association, 



HELD WITH 



:E^i2a.e3r CS-rove Ssuptist Olxiarcii, 

Marion County, S, C, 



October 19th, 20th, 21st, 22d and 2Sd^ 1881. 



HAYNES LEISTNON, Moderator, Bladenboro, N. C. 

G. W, HILL, Cderk, Whiteville Depot, " 

S. E, "VVAED, Treasurer, Lumberton, " 



RALEIGH : 
Edwards, Broughton & Co., Steam Printers and Binders. 

18S]. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



FIRST DAY. 

PiNEY Grove Baptist Church, 

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 1881. 

The ministers and delegates of the Cape Fear Baptist Association as- 
sembled at Piney Grove Baptist church, Marion coant3% S. C, at 11:45 
A. M. 

In absence of Elder W. T. Jordan, the regular appointee, the Intro- 
ductory Sermon was preached by Elder J. W. Dickson, from 2d Tim. 
2 : 12 : "' If we suffer, we shall also reign with him ; if we deny him, he 
also will deny ns." At the close Elder C. L. Pov/ell lead in prayer, 
after which an intermission was given. 

' Afternoon Session. 

The Association was called to order by the former Moderator, Elder 
H. Lennon, at 2 o'clock. 

Elders J. W. Dickson and J. F. McMillan were requested to act as 
Reading Clerks. 

The Clerk called the list of the churches. A majority being present. 
Elder J. F, McMillan lead in the devotional exercises. 

The Moderator appointed Brethren J. Ij. Wescott, Dr. J. S. Devane 
and Elder C. L. Powell committee of finance. 

On motion of Elder J. F. McMillan, the church letters were called for 
and read. 

On motion of Elder J, F. McMillan, the Association adjourned till to- 
morrow morning 9 J o'clock. Prayer by Elder W. T. Jordan. 



SECOND DAY. 

Thursday, October 20th, 1881. 

Elder C. S. Farriss lead iii the devotional exercises. Prayer by Dr. 
J. S. Devane. 

Clerk called the list of the churches. The Moderator announced a 
majority present and ready to proceed to business. Several letters were 
retld i'rom churches not represented on yesterday Elder J. F. McMil- 
lan stated that the delegat-es from Piney Forest were present, but the 
letter had not yet arrived. 

On motion of Bro. J. S. Devane, the delegates were recognized and 
their names enrolled. 

On motion of Elder J. "W. Dickson, the same courtesy Avas extended 
to the other delegates present without letters 

The Moderator announced that the time for reorganization had ar- 
rived, and after a short speech in which he declined a re-election, moved 
that Dr. J. S. Devane be elected Moderator, and vacated the chair. 



4 Minutes of the 

Elders W. T, Jordan and J. AV. Gore made speeches in favor of the 
re-election of the former Moderator. Elder C. L. Powell in favor of 
electing a layman to that office. 

On motion of Elder E. W. Wooten, it was agreed to vote by ballot ; 
the clerk announced tlie names of Elders J. W. Dickson and E. W. 
Wooten as tellers to conduct the election. The names of Elder H. Len- 
non and Dr J. S. Devane being in nomination. Elder 11. Lennon re- 
ceived a majority of the votes cast, and agreed to accept. 

On motion, the election was made unanimous. 

On motion, Elder G. W Hill was re-elected Clerk, and Bro. E. S. Ward 
Treasurer, bj'^ acclamation. Sometime was then spent in reading church 
letters. 

Brethren J. L. Wescott. J. S. Devine, S. A. Sanderson, L. C. Hays 
and J. H. Moody were appointed a committee on Religious Exerci-es 

On motion of Elder E W. Wooten, an invitation was extended to cor- 
respondinij delegates, visiting ministers and brethren. 

Elders E. D. Johnson andV. \V. Willis, from the Cedar Creek, Elder 
W. J. R. Ford from the Pee Dee, Elder C S. Farriss from the Central 
Association, agent o.i the Biblical Recorder, and Bro. Hobgood, 
Principal of the Oxford Female College, were welcomed to .seats. 

On motion of Elder McMillan, Bro. Hobgood was granted the privi- 
lege of addressing the Association at 14 o'clock p. m on the subject of 
female education. ' 

The committee on Religious Exercises reported that Elders E. D. 
Johnson would preach at the stand at njo'cl-ck. C. L. Powell at 2 
o'clock p. m., and Elder Ford on to-morroW at 11 o'clock, and Elder 
Farriss at 2 o'clock p. m. 

On motion of Elder E W Wooten, an invitation is extended to 
churches desiring to connect with this body. 

On motion of Elder Mc^ilillan, Brethren J. W. Ellis, J. S. Devane, J. 
L. Wescott. Elders Ivey and McMillan vpere appointed a committee to 
report the relation existing between the Association and the Domestic 
Missionary Board. 

On motion of Elder Ivey, the Moderator was added to the committee. 

On moiiouof Elder W. T. Jordan, a committee consisting of Elders 
W. T. Jordan, J. W, Dickson and H. Lennon was appoint d to prepare 
an order of business, and report on to-morrow morning. 

Elder E. W. Wooten moved to appoint committees on the usual sub- 
jects. Pejiding the motion, 

Elder C. L. Powell asked leave to address the Association on the sub- 
ject of general benevolence, which lead to a discussion, participated in 
by brethren Ellis, Jordan and Devane, in which it was argued that the 
proper time to discuss the subject would be on the reading of the several 
reports bearing on the subject. 

The motion was adopted and the Moderator announced the following 
committees :_ 

Ministerial Education— W. T. Jordan, J. L, Wepcott. S. A. Thompson. 

Sunday SchooU — J. F. McMillan, S. E. Ward, Levi Granger. 

Missions— J. W. Ellis, F. P. Hobgood, T. W. Ayres. 

Temperance — J. \V. Dickson, S. E. Ward, O. Lennon. 

Special Changes — S Ivey. G. W. Jones, E. W. Y\''ooten. 

Periodicals— C. S. Farr'iss, E. W. Wooten, D. F. Edmund. 

Corresponding Messengers — Ira Lennon, Sam Stone, Enoch Ayres, H. 
D. Williamson. 

Ckurck Discipline— J. F. McMillan, D. J. Ray, C. L. Powell. 

General Education— G. W, Hill. S. Ivey, S E. Ward. 

Location and Organization of Churches — W. T. Jordan, S. R. Thomp- 
son, H. Barnes. 



Cape Fear Association. 5 

Fastoml Support—W. J. R. Ford, C. S. Farriss, J. F. Ward. 
Weekly Prayer Me-dings — J. L. WcscotJ, E. S. Ayres, D. S. Lennoii. 

Elder W. J. R. Ford suggested the appointaient of the time and place 
of the next ineethig of this Association, whereupon Bro J. W Ellis 
moved that the next session be held with tlie cimrcli at Hickorj'' Grove, 
Bladen county, jST. C, commencing on Wednesday before the 4th Sun- 
day in October, 1882. . 

Elder S. Ivey moved to strilvc out Wednesday and insert Thursday. 
The amendment was accepted. 

Elder Jordan moved to amend by striking out Thursday and inserting 
Tuesday, so that tlie session should not include Sunday. 

Brethren Ellis, L. Sellers and Dickson opposed the amendment. The 
vote was tlien taken on the amendment and lost. The vote is then taken 
on Elder Ivey's motion and adopted, in which it was agreed that the 
next session of tins Association be held with the chuj'ch at Hickory 
Grove, commencing on Thursday before the 4th Sunday in October, 
1882. 

On motion of Elder Dickson, Elder C. L. Powell was appointed to 
preach the Introductory Sermon, and Elder D. J. Ray alternate. Elder 
W. T. Jordan to preach the Missionarj^ Sermon on Sabbath. Services 
to commence at 11 o'clock a. m. 

On motion, the Clerk was allowed S30.00 for his services. It was also 
ordered that as many copies of the minutes be printed as the balance in 
hand would pay for. 

On motion of Bio. J. W. Ellis, Elders Dickson, Hill and ^IcMillan 
were appointed a committee to visit and endeavor to resuscitate the 
church at Flemington. 

The following report on Sabbath Schools was read by Elder J, F. Mc- 
Millan : 

REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

The subject of Sunda.y Schools has been written on so often and has 
been so thoroughly canvassed in our Associational meetings, that your 
committee is ahuost at a loss wliat to say. We are, however, glad to 
note that most of our churches have schools extending through the 
whole or a part of the year. We would earnestly recom.mend that a 
deeper interest be manifested in this work. It is the very life of a good 
and useful church We have but to visit our revival meetings to see that 
it is the very gateway to our churches, the right hand supporter of the 
pnstor. And surely our pastors are iiL their own light to allow the cause 
to languish in the least. Our pastes should take part in the seliools in 
their regular visits, and thus show that they are Sunday school men. We 
would earnestlj^ recommend that the schools be kept open the whole 
ye:ir and never to go into winter quarters, and to this end good stoves 
should be placed in all our churches that the student be made comforta- 
ble. Make your house comfortable, let the teachers thoroughl ,■ study 
the lesson ; let the superintendent be found punctuallj^ at his post, and 
last biit not least, let the pastors take and manifest a deep interest in 
this matter, and our Sunday school cause will be a grand success. 

Jno. F McMillan, 
S. E. Ward, 
Levi Grainger, 

Committee. 

Elder J. W. Dickson moves its acceptance. Elder C. L. Powell made 



6 Minutes of tJie 

a'speechin favor of Sunday Schools. The report was adopted and or- 
dered to be appended to tlie minutes. 
The Associalio!) took a recess. 

Afternoon Session. 

The delegates assembled in the house ; prayer by Elder S. Ivey. The 
Moderator announced that tlie time for Professor Hob^ood to address 
the Association on the subject of female education, had arrived. He 
then made a very interestin- speech on this important subject. 

The report on Ministerial Education was read by Elder W. T. Jordan. 
On motion, it was made the special order for to-morrow at 10 o'clock. 

The report on Periodicals was read by Elder E. W. Wooten, as followst 

REPORT OYi PERIODICALS. 

Your committee beg leave to subrait the following report : Recogniz- 
ing the great importance of a sound and healthy literature being read 
by our people, and knowing full well that a vast amount of pernicious 
literature is being widely eircidated over our land, and among our 
churches, destructive in its te;ichings, damaging to the morals of our 
people ; we would therefore most earnestly recommend to this body the 
Biblical Recorder -^^i -AW -ahXii exponent of gospel truth, sound in Baptist 
doctrine and a bold and fearless exponent of Baptist principles, and 
would urge upon each pastor to lay its claims before his congregation 
and use his best efforts to iocrodnce it into everj^ Baptist family. We 
recommend Kind Words to our Sunday Schools, and also recommend 
the Foreign Misidon Journal to our brethren. E. W. WooTEN, 

D. F. Ed]\[UND, 
C. S. Faekiss, 

CommiUee. 

Elders Farriss and Ive.y made speeches in favor of the Biblical Recorder^ 
and, on motion, the report was adapted. 

Elder C. L. Powell offered the following resolution and made a speech 
in its favor : 

Resolved, That ti)is Association recommend and encourage the im- 
provement of our houses of worship. 

The subject was discussed by Eklers Jordan, McMillan and ivey, and 
Brethren Eilis and Wescott. The re^lution was adopted. 

On motion, the Association adjom-ned till 9:30 o'clock to-morrow morn- 
ing. Prayer by Elder Dickson. 



THIRD DAY. 

Feiday Morning, October 21st, ISSl. 

The Moderator called the Association to order and led in the devotional 
exercises. Prayer by Elder W, W. Williss. 

The Moderator announced that Eider Williss would preach at 11 
o'clock at the stand on to-morrow morning, and Elder Dickson at 2 
o'clock. 



€aj)e Fear Association. 7 

The Moderator read the 17th chapter of John. Hymn " There is 
a fountain filled with blood." Bro. J. L. Wescott led in prayer. 
On motion of Bro. Ellis, the reading of the Minutes was omitted. 
The following report on Special Changes was read by Elder Wooteu : 

REPORT ON SPECIAL CHANGES. 

Your committee on Special Changes beg leave to report as follows : 
Recognizing at all times and under all circumstances the justice and wis- 
dom of Him that doetli all things well, and while we bow with humble 
resignation to the Divine will and express our sorrow over the removal 
from our midst of some of our loved and venerated co-laborers in our 
Master's vhieyard, yet we sorrow not as those who have no hope. We 
are called to mourn the loss of Elder D. B. Ayres by death, at the age 
of 62. He has faithfully labored in his Master's vineyard as an humble 
and devoted minister for about 40 years, but his labors are ended and he 
has entered into that rest that remaineth for the people of God. Though 
humble and unassuming, and approaching almost to childlike simplicity 
in his deportment, yet he was a bold and fearless expounder of Divine 
truth, sound in the faith and ready on all occasions to contend for the 
faith once delivered to the saints. 

We also mourn the death of Brother Joseph Thompson, who departed 
this life ou the 7th flay of the present month, at the ripe age of 77 years. 
He gave his heart to God in early life, and has ever been a faithful 
and incessant worker in our blessecl Lord's vineyard as a deacon of Ash- 
pole church for 45 years. He was faithful and diligent in his calling, 
with enlarged views and cultivated mind, he demonstrated in every ac- 
tion of his life the love he bore for his Master's cause. 

Elder Isham Stone, for many years an humble and faithful servant of 
our Divine Master, is gone to his revvard, full of good works and zeal. 
He departed this life last April, aged 76 years. 

Bro. Deacon Henry Wescott, of Bethel church, is gone to his reward 
though comparatively speaking a young soldier, yet he fulh^ demonstra- 
ted tlie christian life by his love and zeal for the cause of Christ. 

Deacons Buffking and Strictling, of Cherry Grove church, both full of 
years and good works, have entered tlie mansions not made with hands. 

Deacon Allen Edwards, of Hickory Giove church, has passed over the 
river, and we believe is now resting from his labors. 

In conclusion, vviiile death has been busy in removing many from our 
midst, and yet the great Captain of our salvation has called many to 
fill the openhig ranks of the army of the Lord — many have been con- 
verted and young soldiers enlisted. I^et us take courage and buckle on 
our armour closer, that when we are called we mayalso be ready. 

S. IVEY, 

G. W. Jones, 

E, W. WOOTEN, 



Committee^ 



On motion, the report was accepted. 
lElder W. T. Jordan read the following 



REPORT ON ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

1. Call Association to order. 

2. Appoint Finance Committee. 

3. Call for church letters. 

4. Elect ofUcers. 

.5. Extend invitation to corresponding messengers and visiting brethren. 



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6. Extend invitation to newly constituted churches. 

7. Appoint committee on religious exercises. 

8. Appoint committees. 

9. Decide upon time and place of next meeting and appoint miuistei-s- 
to preaeli the Introductory and Missionary Sermons. 

10. Reading of reports. 

11. Reading of minutes. 

12. New business. 

W. T. Jordan, 
Haynes Lennon, 
J. W. Dickson, 

Coviimitlee. 

On motion of Elder Dickson, the report was accepted and ordered to 
be spread on the minutes. 

Brother Wm. Hughes, a corresponding messenger from the Wacca- 
maw Association, was invited to a seat. 

The Moderator announced the time appointed on yesterday for the 
address on Ministerial Education had aiTived. Elder .Jordan re-read the 
following , 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION.. 



The education of the ministry should be made an important part of the 
work of the Association. Most all the Associations In the State are co- 
operating with the State Board of Education in supporting young men 
while preparing themselves the better to preach the gospel, and your 
committee earnestly recommend the Association to adopt one of its 
young ministers now at College. If we do not support our own young 
men, other Associations will adopt them, as they have done already, and 
the consequence will be that we will lose them. Most of our preachers 
are now old, and will soon pass from among us, and we ask who will take 
their places unless we educate our young ministers up to the standard 
which they have attained ? W. P. Jordan, 

S. A. Thompson, 
J. L. Wescott, 

Committee. 

Speeches were made by Elders C. L. Powell, D, C. Kelly, Jordan,. 
Dickson and Bro. J. W. Ellis. 
A collection was taken up as follows : 



C. L. Powell, ..$10 00 

W. T. -Jordan, , 10 00 

J. F. Ward 10 00 

*IIavnesLennon, 10 00 

J. W. Dickson, 10 00 

W. T. Jordan pledged for ch. 10 00 

J. S. Devane, 10 00 

J. L. Wescott, 10 00 



D. C. Kelly, $ 5 00 

H. D. Williamson, 5 00 

S.E.Ward, 5 00 

Giles Flovd, 5 00 

*J. D. Rogers, 5 00- 

*G. W. Jones, 1 00 

*Ira Lennon,.. 1 00 

*E. S. Ayres, 3 00 



$110 00 

Report adopted. 

On motion of Elder C, L. Powell, Bro. W. B Pope was adopted as a 
beneficiary. 

A letter of correspondence from the Lumber River Association was 
read and received. Messengers not presents 



*Paid at Association.- 



Cape Fear Association. 9 

Elder E. W. Wooten presented the following resolution : 

Resolved^ That a committee of tliree ministers be appointed by this As- 
sociation to meet with the Cape Fear Sunday School Convention at Pi- 
ney Forest on Friday before tlie second Sunday in September, 1882, and 
report to this body at its next annual meeting. 

The resolution was adopted and the Moderator appointed EldersE. W". 
Wooten, C. L. Powell and J. W. Diclison as the committee. On motion, 
the Moderator was added. 

The report on Weekly Prayer Meetin,^3 was read by Eider McMillan. 
After some discussion, in which Elders Powell, Ivey and 'R-.^y partici- 
pated, the report was adopted as follows : 

KEPOKT OX WEEKLY PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Prayer is one of the means of grace by wliieli people are brought to 
Christ, and by which tiie lamp of religion is Icept buriiing briglitly in tlie 
soul after conversion. 

We too greatly undervalue the power, and too frequently negleci: the 
duty of prayer. " The efiectual fervent prayer of a righteous man 
availeth much." When we cease to praj', we cease to work and thus 
neglect our duties. There should be an altar erected in ever3' family that 
parents and children may learn the power and receive the benehes of 
prayer. A prayer meeting, lilie a Sunday School, shows that the ehureh 
is at work. Every cliureh ought to haye a weeldy prayer aieeiing, 
which adds greatly to the life an J efSciencj'^ of the church, and uociun-ch 
member should attempt to excuse himself in neglecting to attend. We 
■would insist that the delegates use their iuQuence to organize a prayer 
meeting in every church. We notice from the letters that the cliurelies 
which have regular prayer meetings are the cluirehes which pay their 
pastors better and send up the most money to the Association for the 
different objects. This is an argument sufficient to prove the necessity of 
prayer meethigs. J.. L. Wescott, 

• E. S. Ayres, 

D. S. Lennon, 

(JommitUe, 

Association took an intermission for refreshment. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association assembled and after singing, the Divine direction was 
invoked by Elder D. C. Kelly. 
Bro. J. W. Ellis read the following 

REPORT ON THE RELATION BETWEEN THE CAPE FEAR 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION AND THE DOMESTIC MISSION 
BOARD. 

Your committee to whom was referred the inquiry as to the relation 
between the Cape Fear Baptist Association and the Domestic Missionary 
Board in the bounds of said Association, beg leave to report that they 
have examined and considered the question, and that in their opinion 
the two bodies are separate, distinct and independent of each other; 



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that the said Board is organized with a distinct membership, constitu- 
tion and by-laws, and is in no way under the control of the Association. 
All of which is respectfully submitted, 

J. W. Ellis, 
H. Lejnnon, 
J. L. Wescott, 
J. S. Devane, 

StINCEON IVEY, 

Committet. 

Speeches were made by Brethren J. F. McMillan, J. W. Ellis and H, 
Lennon. 

Oa motion of Elder W. T. Jordan, the report was adopted. 
The Treasurer reported as_follows : 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

S. E. Ward, Treasurer^ 

In account with the Cape Pear Baptist AssociaT"ion. 



1880. 



Oct. 
Dec. 


26. 
29. 


Dec. 
1881 
Feb. 


29. 
'l4. 


Feb. 


14. 


Feb. 


14. 


March 12 


Feb. 


15. 


Oct. 


18. 



To amount received for Minute fund .t 

" "' from Sweet Home church 

for Minute fund 

By amount paid G. W. Hill, Clerk, , 

To amount received from H. Lennon, former 

Treasurer 

To amount received from Spring Hill church 

for Minute fund 

To amount received from F. H. Hilborn for 

Education 

To amount received from G. P. Floyd for 

EduCfition 

By amount paid Edwards, Broughton& Co. 

for printing Minutes 

By balance on hand for Education 

" " " Minute fund 



Dr. 



e 92 34 
1 00 

3 77 
1 00 
5 00 
5 0| 



SI 08 11 



Cr. 



$ 30 00 



6G 00 

10 00 

2 11 

810S 11 



Respectfully submitted, 



S. E. Ward, Treasurer. 



On motion the Treasurer was ordered to pay over the amount in his 
hands for Ministerial Educatiou to the Finance Committee of the Do- 
mestic Mission Board, said Committee to pay over the same to Bro. W. 
B. Pope. 

Association adjourned till 9^- o'clocli to-morrow morning. Prayer by 
Elder W. J. R. Ford. 



Cape Fear Association. 11 

FOUKTH DAY. 

Saturday Morning, October 22, ISSl. 

Xlie Moderator called the Association to order. The brethren joined in 
singing, "Gently, Lord, O gently lead us.'' Elder C. L. Powell lead 
in prayer. 

The "Moderator announced that Bro. W. B. Pope would preach at 2 
o'clock. 

The Clerk called the list of churches, a majority not being present; 
devotional exercises wei'e eontinu< d. Song, " There is a fountain filled 
with blood." Bro. F. H. Hilburn lead in prayt-i". 

A majority having a.-semhled, the Moderator appointed Brethren S. 
A. Thompson and T. W. Aj'res a committee to visit the Monnt Moriah 
church ;ind aid in adjusting a difficulty in said clmrch. On motion, the 
Moderator was added. 

On motion of Elder McMillan, the Moderator appointed Brethren J. 
H. Moody, W. B. Stevens, H. H. Hays, L. C. Hays and H. ^Y. Miller a 
committee on oi'der. 

Eev. S E. Ward read the following 

KEPORT OX tempera:nce. 

Your committee are somewhat at a loss to know what to say that will 
be productive of good in reg^ird to this subject. Knowing tliat tlie im- 
proper use of spirituous liquors is creating great confusing in the church 
of C'hri-t, and doing more to hinder His cause tban anv other evil, and 
knowing this to be a growing evil, your committee earnestly recom- 
mend tliat the churches in the bounds of this Association to adopt some 
measure to remedy this evil We suggest that every pastor preach one 
or UHjre sei'mons every year to his people on this subject, and enforce 
the great virtues of temperance and sobrictJ^ and the leading members 
of the clulrcl^es aid and encourage their pastors, both by precept and 
example, in this great work. By pursuing tiiis course, we believe the 
standard of Christianity in our churches will be elevated and the cause 
of Christ will prosper. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. Dickson, 
Oran Lennon, 
S. E. Ward, 

Committee. 

On motion of Elder McMillan, the report was made the special order 
at 1^ o'clock. 
Brother J. Vv"". Ellis read the following 

REPORT O^ MISSIONS. 

Your committee on Missions respectfully report, that in their judg- 
ment the mission work is a very important branch of the duties of the 
Baptist church ; that by a strict perfeverance in this worii; tliere can be 
established a permanent intercommunication between all the churches 
in our boiuids, and that each member of our brotherhood can thus be 
made to feel that we are a great band working for a common cause, 



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seeking to evangelize the world. We believe that our churches and 
brethren should contribute a fair portion of their means to support this 
cause. 

J. W. Ellis, 

F. P. HOBGOOD, 

T. W. Ayres, 

Commiitee. 

Pending the motion to adopt by Bro. J. L. Wescott, speeches were 
made by Elders Ford and Dickson and Brethren Ellis, Sam. Stone and 
Dr. J. S. Devane. The report was adopted. 

Tlie Association here gave way for a meeting of the Domestic Mis- 
sionary Board. After which the Association was called to order b^^ tlie 
Moderator and a recess taken. 

Afternoon Session. 

The delegates assembled; Prayer by Bro. W. J. Ward. 

On motion of Elder D. C. Kelly, Elders G. W. Hill and J. W. Dickson 
were appointed a committee to visit Livingston Chapel church for fail- 
ing to represent for several sessions past. 

Elder W. J. R. Ford read the following 

EEPORT OX MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

Your committee respectfully submit the following : We believe there 
are two sides to this qnestion, one of which is, that ministers should 
minister to the people in holj'^ things and break to them the bread of 
life faitlifully, and the people in turn should minister to the temporal 
necessities of the pastor. " If we have sown unto spiritual things, is it 
a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things." 1 Cor. ix : 11. The 
consecrated and devoted minister is entitled.to his support. " Who goeth 
a warfare any time at liis own charges." "■ The laborer is worthy of his 
hire." "Even so hath the Lord ordained that they who preach the 
gospel should live of the gospel." And again, the minister should "'Feed 
the flock of God under his care, taking the oversight thereof, not by con- 
straint, but willingly ; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind, neither 
as being lords over God's hetitage, but being ensamples to the flock." 
In conclusion, when the ministry shall fully recognize the high and holy 
calling and fully consecrate themselves to the work in which they are 
engaged, and the churches fully discharge their duty to their pastors, 
then we may confidently look for the churches to reach a power and 
efficiency she has not j^et attained. For this let us labor. For this let 
us pray. Respectfully, 

W. J. R. Ford, 
^ J. F. Ward, 

' ' ■ C. S. Farriss, 

Committee. 

After speeches by Elders Ford and Jordan and J. L. Wescott, on mo- 
tion of Elder McMillan, the report was adopted. 
Elder Jordan read the followine: 



*» 



REPORT ON LOCATION AND ORGANIZATION OF 

CHURCHES. 

Your committee would say that it is unwise for a few members to or- 



Caj)6 Fear Association. 13 

ganize themselves into a church, unless they are able to support at least 
monthly preachhio;, and we would advise brethren thus situated to con- 
nect tliemselves with the neaiest church. When churches are unable to 
support a pastor for one Sunday in a month, we advise as many of them 
as can do so, to unite in one churcli and employ a pastor for as many 
Sundays as they are able. 

* W. T. Jordan, 

S. A. Thompson, 
K, Baenes, 

Committee. 

On motion, the report was adopted. 
Elder McMillan read the following 

EEPOKT ON THE APPOi:j^TMENT OF CORKESPONDING 

l^IESSENGEKS. 

Cbdab Creek Association— Elder D. B. Dow, Bro Sam. Stone 
and J. F. Ward. Bro. Ward to wriie the letter. 

Eastern— Dr. J. S. Devane, Elder J. W. Dickson and J. W. Regis- 
ter. Elder Dickson to write the letter. 

Wacoamaw— Brethren E. H. Todd, R.L. Mason and Elder G. W. 
Hill. Bro. Hill to write the letter. 

Pee Dee, S. C— Brethren T. W, Ayres, R. H. Rogers and J. N. 
Page. Bro. Page to write tlie letter. 

Lumber River, (Col.)-Elder G. W. Hill, J. W. Dickson and E. H, 
Todd. Respectfully, 

Ira Lennon, 
Enoch Ayres, 
Sam. Stone, 
H, D. Williamson, 
Committee. 

Tlie Moderator announced the following delegates to the Baptist State 
Convention : W. T. Jordan, S. Ive.v, J. F McMillan, J. D Rogers, C. 
L. Powell. Ira Lennon, H. Lennon, E. S. Avres, G. W. Hill, D. C. 
Kelly, A. F. PoweiL J. ^Y . Ellis, K. Barnes, H. D Williamson, S. E. 
Ward, Stephen Edmund. 

On motion of Elder McMillan, Bro. S E. Ward was appointed to col- 
lect and disburse the funds collected and subscribed for Ministerial Edu- 
cation. 

Elder Powell read the following 

REPORT ON CHURCH DISCIPLINE. 

The committee on Church Discipline report that it is our opinion that 
wholesome church discipline is absolutely necessary to the well being 
and prosperity of our churches. We believe that our churches should 
exercise discipline, and in that way be stronger to go forth and battle 
against the world, the flesh and the wicked one. An army well disci- 
plined is more po\\ erful, and always has the advantage over raw militia, 
Just so a church, whose discipline it what it ought to be, can accomplish 
more for Christ than undisciplined churches. 
Respectfully submitted, 

C. L. Powell, 
J. F. McMillan, 

D. J. Ray, 

' Committee. 



IJj. Minutes of the 

Eeport adopted. 

The committee of Finance made tbe following report : 

Your committee report that vre have received the amount of ninety 
dollars and thirty-one cents ($90.31) sent up by the churclies for Minute 
Fund. 

Respectfully submitted, * 

C. L. Powell, 
J. L. Wescott, 
J. o. Devaxe, 

Committee. 

The report was accepted and the committee ordered to pay over to the 
Treasurer the funds in hand. 

On motion, it was ordered that the Sabbath collection be equally divi- 
ded between the State and Foreign Missions. 

The committee presented the following * 

REPORT 0:S GENERAL EDUCATION. 

Tour committee on Greneral Education report, that there is great des- 
titution in most parts of our Association on this very important subject, is 
a fact which cannot be denied by any who have given a small degree of 
attentioa to the subject. It was said by some ancient philosopher, that 
'• Talent without education was a vain thing; that education w.thout 
talent was a vain thing."' We have talent among us in the young of 
both sexes, but what is talent uncultivated"? The great need of our day 
is trained and cultivated talent in the church, in the Sunday School, on 
the farm, behind the counter, in the family, and in societj^ generally ; 
therefore 

EesoJred, That we earnestly request "all our brethren to use gi*eater 
effort for an increase in the work of general education. 

Tour committee would recomm^-nd Ashpole Institute as a preparatory 
school worthy in all respects of their patronage. 
Respectfully submitted. 

G. W. Hill, Chm'n, 

On motion, the following resolution was passed : 

Besohed, That the thanks of this body are hereby tendered to the 
Piney Grove church and citizens of the community for their ho.spitality 
to tlie delegates and visitors attending this Association. 

On motion. Elders G. W. Hill and J. TT. Dickson and Brother J. W. 
Ellis were appointed a committee to revise the reports presented to this 
body by the committees on the different subjects, to whom all unfin- 
ished business was referred. 

On motion of Elder S. I\e'y, the Association adjourned from and after 
to-morrow to the time and place appointed. Elder Ivev leading in 
prayer. ' HATXES LEXXOX, 

G. TT. Hill, Clerk. Moderator. 



Cape Fear Association. 

SABBATH MOK^mG. 



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October 23c1, ISSl. 

The consregation engaged in'a Sabbath School Mass Meeting. After 
singing, Elder G. W, Hill lead in prayer. Speeches were made by El- 
ders Farriss, Powell, Jordan and J. L. Wescott, after wliich the Mass 
Meeting closed, and the congregation assembled at the stand and united 
in singing. Elder H. Lennon read the 10th chapter of Eomans. Hymn, 
" This is the day the Lord has made." Prayer was offered by Elder 
Hill. 

Elder Lennon then preached the Missionary Sermon from tlie loth 
chapter of Acts and 14th Averse : " Simeon hath declared liow God at the 
first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name."" 
Hymn, " I love thy kingdom, Lord," was sung, and a collection taken 
up amounting to $22.73. After which the brethren gathered round the 
stand to take the parting hand. Tiie Divine protection and direction 
was invoked at a throne of grace. 

Thus closed another very pleasant session of the Cape Fear Baptist 
Association, 



Xjist of Orda-ined. :ivi:i^=ieters= 



ITAMES. 


POST OFFICE. 


COUNTY. 


STATE. 


Kinneth Barnes,.. 
J. D. Clark, 


Sterling's Mills,.... 

Lumberton, 

Lumberton, 


Robeson, 

Robeson, 


North Carolina, 


J. T. Caiues, 


Robeson, 




J. W. Dickson. 


Whiteville, 


Columbus,^ 

Columbus,' 

Bladen, 




D. B. Dow,... 

J. W. Gurganus, ... 


Cerro Gordo, 

Abbottsburg, 

Whiteville Depot,.. 
Robeson's, 




G. W. Hill 


Columbus, 

Brunswick, 

Robeson, 




L. W. Hilburn, 




Stinceon Ivey, 

D. C. Kelly, 


Leesville, 




Abbottsburg, 

Lumberton, 


Bladen 




"W. T. Jordan, 


Robeson, 

Bladen, . ........ 

Brunswick, 

Robeson, 




Havnes Lennon,... 


Bladenboro, 




J. P. Lennon, 


Robeson's 




l!Torman Martin,... 


Red Banks, 




D. C. McMillan,.... 


Leesville, 


Robeson,. 

Columbus, 

Robeson 




J. F. McMillan, 

Noah Mercer, 


Cerro Gordo, 

Lumberton, 




Forney Prevatt, ... 
F. A. Prevatt 


Lumberton, 


Robeson, 

Robeson, 




Lumberton, 




D. J. Kay 


Whiteville. 


Columbus,. 

Bladen,.. 

Robeson 




J. M. Eegister, 


White Hall, 




E. M. Sessoms, ..... 


Lumberton, 




J. W. Smith, 


Birds ville, 


Columbus, 

Bladen, 




W. L. Tart 


Abbottsburg, 

Whiteville, 


;; u 


E. W. Wooten, 


Columbus, 


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Saturday Morning, October 22, 18S1. 

The Board was called to order by the chairman, Bro J. VV. Ellis. The 
< lerk called and corrected the list of Life Members. Bro. J. VV. Ellis 
was re-elected Chairman. Elder G W. Hill Secretary, and S. E Ward 
Treasurer. 

On motion, the following brethren were made life members: C. B. 
Thompson, E. J. Rnss, Wade Kouark. 

The following amounis were paid in : Elder J. W Dickson. $5.00; R. 
L. Mason, $1.00; .John Cashwell, 25 cents; and I. M. Harrelson 25 cts. 

Elder C. L. Powell presented the following- resolution : 

Renoloed, That we make a strenuous effort to raise within the bounds 
of this Association, during the coming year, the sum of -Sl.JJOO, to be ap- 
propriated to Associational. Foreign and State Missions and Ministerial 
E'iucation, and that the Board devise means whereby we can best reach 
our chunhes and raise said amount. 

After speeches bv Brethren Devane and Jor :an, on motion, the reso- 
lution was adopted. 
Elder W. T. Jordan offered the following resolution : 

Ne.solveri. That the biisiness of this Board be referred to the Executive 
Committee, which shall have the power to devise their own plan of 
operation during the next year. 

On motion of Elder D. J. Ray. the old Executive Committee, consist- 
ing of J. W. Ellis, J W. Dickson. J. F. McMillan, O. H. Powell, H. C. 
Colyer, J. C. Powell and C. C Gore were re-appointed for the ensuing 
year. 

On motion of Bro. Devane, Bro. L. Sellers was allowed S18 00 for min- 
isterial services at Mill Creek and Antioch churches, Brunswick county. 
Elder D. C. Kelly, pastor of the Paradise church, was allowed $25 as a 
supplement to his salary. 

Elder H, Lennon was re-elected general superintendent of Missions 

Ordered, that the Finance Committee pay over the funds in hand to 
the Treasurer. 

Brnther J, S Devane made a speech, soliciting aid in building a house 
of worship at Lebanon, Bladen county. Remarks were also made by 
Elders H. Lennon and E. W. Wooten. A collection was taken up 
amounting to $17.83 cash, and $16.00 in subscription. 



Minutes of the Ckipe Fear Association. 19 

On motion, Elders J. W. Dickson, D. J. Ray and J. C. Powell were 
appointed to audit the account of the Treasurer. 

On motion of Elder Dickson, all unfinished business was referred to 
the Executive Committee. 

On motion of Elder Powell, the Board adjourned to the time and 
place of the next meeting of the Association. 

J W. ELLIS, Chm'n. 

G. W. Hill, Secretary. 



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REPORT OF TREASURER. 

Haynes LennoN, Treasurer^ m account with 

DomfuHc Mission Board Cftpe Fear Bnptist Assoeiatioi'e. 



1880. 
Nov. 



Dk. 
1 To balance on band for 18S0 for Associational Missions,... 

To amount for Paradise cburch, I87'J, overlooked, 

To balance for State Missions for 1880 

To balance for Foreign Missions for 1880 

To balance for Ministerial Education for 1880, 

To collections on old pledges for Ministerial Education,. 



78 87 
5 00 
53 25 
14 11 
48 5.5 
20 01 



1881. 



Contra. 

By amount for Foreign Missions forwarded, 

By amount for State Missions forwarded, 

By error in estimated amount for Foreign Missions, 

By am't loaned W. B. Pope, Ministerial Education Fund, 



-$ 219 79 



Oct. 19 By balance in band of Ministerial Education Fund,. 
By balance in hand of Associational Missions, 



6 08 
53 25 

8 03 
5iJ 00 

IS 56 
83 87 



■S 219 7» 



Oct. 22 To Ministerial Education Fund brought down, 

To Association Mission Fund brought down 

To Association Mission Fund frona Finance Committee, 
To State " " " " " 

To Foreign ■' " •' " " 

To Miu. Educat'n " •' 

To State Missions froin Sabbath collection, 

ToFor'gn " " " " 



Contra. 
Paid Elder J. W. Dickson, services at Flemington 

" " D.J. Ray, services at Mt. Sinai, 

" " E. W. Wooten, services at Lebanon, 

" " D. C. Kelly, services at Paradise, 

" " W. T. Jordan, services at Shoe Heel, s 

" " L. Sellers, services at Mill Creek, 

" " L. Sellers, services at Antioch, 

" " G. M. Hill, services at Sweet Home, 

" " W. B. Pope, services in Brunswick county 

Amount forwarded Treas. Bap. State Conv, for State Miss., 
(( ti it (4 ii (i (( For'^n '* 

" loaned W. B. Pope out of Min. Educational Fund,... 

" in hand Ministerial Educational Fund, 

" in hand Associational Missions, 



18 56 


83 87 


212 01 


50 59 


152 67 


104 59 


i; 10 


11 10 


25 00 


25 00 


25 00 


25 00 


18 00 


5 25 


14 00 


25 00 


80 00 


61 69 


163 77 


30 00 


93 15 


53 63 



.? 644 49 



1644 49 



Haynes Lennon, Treasurer. 



We, the undersigned, appointed to audit the accountof the Treasurer, have ex- 
amined the above and find the account correct. 

J. W. Dickson, 
J. C. Powell, 
D. J. Ray, 
- Auditing Committee. 



Cape Fear Association. 



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FINANCIAL ACCOUNT OF MISSIO^\S, &c. 



Counties and 

Churches. 



Robeson County. 

Antioch 

Ashpole, 

Back Swamp, 

Big Branch, 

Clyburn's, 

Hog Swamp, 

Long Branch, 

Lumberton. 

Mount Eliam, 

Mount Morlah, 

Pleasant Grove 

Raft Swamp, 

Spring Hill, 

Ten Mile Swamp, 

Tolarsville, 

White Pond 

Zion's Tabernacle, 

Columbus County. 

Benevolence 

Bogue Chapel 

Cedar Grove, 

Cherry Grove, 

Cheerful Hope, 

Cross Roads, 

Fair Bluff, 

Flemington, 

Griffin's Cross Roads,.... 

Livingston Chapel, 

Macedonia, 

Mount Sinai, 

Mount Zion, 

Pleasant Plain, 

Porter Swamp, 

Piney Forest,. 

Sweet Home, 

Western Prong, 

White viarsh, 

Whiteville, 

Bladen County. 

Abbottsburg, 

Brown's Creek, 

Edward's Chapel, 

French's Creek, 

Galeed, 

Hickory Grove, 



o a 
•5 o 



4 87 
16 42 
15 00 



5 00 



5 2o 

29 00 



1 75 

3 40 
22 ''6 

4 00 



6 50 



6 82 
2 50 



26 00 

25 00 

4 00 



2 00 
5 00 



3 00 
3 55 



x> 

a 
02 



4 86 

16 66 

4 00 



4 00 



7 00 



50 



5 81 



03 

c 



4 86 
16 91 

2 00 
14 01 



1 75 



5 00 

•2 00 

10 25 

10 25 



7 70 
5 50 



5 5(1 



6 81 
3 00 



2 00 

"2 io 



5 37 
1 60 



3 40 



3 30 



5 63 



55.2 






O 



£W 



4 8(i 
16 91 
10 00 



3 00 



20 00 



50 



6 81 
10 00 



8 25 



1 00 
8 00 



OS 53 

o ^ 



19 45 
66 90 
31 00 
14 01 
12 00 



75 
25 



49 00 



00 
00 



12 00 

21 15 

22 36 



00 

70 



6 00 



6 50 

5 50 



26 25 
25 50 



2 00 



2 10 

26 00 

30 37 

5 60 



8 25 



3 00 

16 40 



3 00 

6 85 



5 63 



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FIN-ANCIAL ACCOUNT OF MISSIONS-Co//^mMerf. 



Counties and 

Churches. 


■■n.2 

IS 



S 

"if, 

O .to 

m 


Foreign 
Missions. 


• 1 Ministerial 
i Education 


Eh 


Lebanon, 


$ 


S 


$ 


% 


Mount, Pleasant . . 






Paradise 






63 




63 


Salt Marsh 










Sandv (xrove 












Shady Grove, 












Brunswick County. 
Antioch 












Bethel 


12 00 








12 00 


Bryan's Chaoel. . 










Lebanon 


5 72 




1 50 




7 22 


Mill Creelv. 






Mount Piso'ah 


3 10 
30 00 




1 25 

4 78 




4 35 


Smithville 






34 78 


Pender County. 
Sharon, 


, 







Marion County, S. C. 
Bear Swamp, 


3 75 


2 50 




12 75 
5 31 




19 00 


Piney Grove, 




5 31 


Pleasant Hill 










Horry County, S. C. 

Spring Branch, 

Individual contributions, ... 


5 27 


5 26 


5 26 


5 26 


21 05 


Smithville Sunday School, 
Back Missions for 1 880, per 
B. Swamp 






2 00 




2 00 


25 
1 00 
25 
25 
50 
50 






25 


R L. Mason, 








1 00 


Jonathan Cashwell 








25 


I. M, Harrelson, 








25 


G. VV. Jones, 








50 


Thomas Thompson, 


$ 50 59 


25 




50 


E. E. Blount, 


25 










8 254 01 


$ 152 67 


$ 104 59 


$ 561 86 



REPORT 

OF THE 

Gfifieral SiprMsiifiit of Doisslic lisiis, 

IN THE 

Cape Fear Baptist Association, 
■^♦»- 

Beloved Bkethren — The work of the past year has been strictly 
confined to the points desiofnatecl in the resolutions of 1879, except Ten 
Mile Swamp and Tolarsville churches, which places supplied themselves. 
All other stations and churches have been supplied with laborers, and 
their claims liquidated, as set forth in the Treasurer's report of expen- 
ditures- The receipts, as shown in the Treasurer's report, are slightly 
in advance of the previous year, funds for Associational missions being 
in excess of the Treasurer's demand for present disbursements. 

It is of vital importance that all our Pastors shoulder the responsi- 
bility of training their charges in the enterprises of the churches of this 
Association, and urge upon them the hearty support of the same, or the 
Board of Missions will be driven to the necessity of resorting to direct 
agencj^ to sustain its mission of love 

The present tendency to multiply churches in the same community, is 
evidently detrimental to the progress of an earnest Christianity, and 
should not be encouraged. The general aspect of the churches is quite 
encouraging, while Foreign Missions and Ministerial Education has never 
been so promising. We enter upon the new year with fifty-three dol- 
lars and sixty-three cents, with which to lay the foundation for our 
present work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Haynes Lennon, 
Gen. Superintendent. 



LIST OF LIFE MEMBERS 

Of the Domestic Mission Board of the Cape Fear 
Baptist Association. 



*Ayres, William 
*Ayres. D. B. 
Ayres, E S. 
Ayres. T. VV. 
Bnrdeax, M. M 
Bullock. H. G. 
Bennett, D. K. 
Britt, John J 
Bullock, Charles 
Barnes, R. R. 
Clark, J. D. 
Coleman, Elisha 
Creach, Elijah 
Daniel, D. J. 
Devane, J. S. 
Ellis, J. VV 
Edwards, A. A. 
Edward, Haynes 
Ellis, J. B. 
*Elwell. J. D. 
Enzor. H. 
Floyd. A. E. 
Freeman. A. F. 
Godwin, B 
Gore. J. VV. 
Gore. D. N. 
Gore, VV. E. 
Grantham. J. F. 
Grainger, Levi 
Hammond, A 
Hardee, Isaac 
Harrelson, E. W. 
Harrell, J. F. 
Hewett, Mo-es 
Hilburn, L. VV. 
Hill, G. VV. 
Holden, R. W. 
Humphrey. D, C. 
Inman, J. H. A. 
Inman, J. L 
Ivey, Charles 



Ivey, Stinceon 
*Jenning. S. B. 
Johnson, Ewing 
Jollie, J. H. 
Jones, G. W 
Journegan. Wm. 
Jordan, VV T 
Kellihan, David 
Lancaster. Jesse 
Lawson, Alva 
Leggett, Jacob 
Lennon, Hayne- 
Lennon, Orran 
Lennon. J. E. 
Lennon. R. P 
Lennon, J. P. 
Lennon. Wright 
Lennon, D. S. 
Lennon, Ira 
Long. R. J. 
Ludlam, W. C. 
Marshburn. D. H. 
Mason, R. L. 
Mayo, J. A. 
McRackan, R. M. 
McGugau. J. M. 
McDaniel, Eli 
Memory, T. S. 
Monroe. P. 
Moore, Oran 
Xance, L. F. 
*Nance. J. L. 
Newberry, T. B 
Page, Everett 
Pate, G. G. 
Phillips, J. T. 
Phillips, E. 
Pittman, :N'. R. 
Pittman, A. R. 
Pittman, McA. 
Pope, H. T. 



Porter, Caswell 
*Powel], A. F. 
Prevatt, Forney 
Prevatt, J. T. 
Prevatt, F. A. 
Prevatt, James P. 
Prevatt. E. W. 
Price, E. D. 
Raj', D. J. 
Register, J. M. 
Register, R. A. 
Rouark. Wade 
Russ, E. J. 
Smith, S. VV. 
*Smith. J. W. 
*Stanaland. Daniel 
Stanaland, Joseph 
Stone, Samuel 
*Stone, Isham 
*Stone. W. A. 
Sutton, J. G. 
Sutton, J. A. 
Todd, E. H. 
Tolar, VV. J. 
Thompson, S B. 
Thompson, J. H. 
Thompson, J. S. 
*Thompson, J. A. 
Thompson. C. B. 
Townsend. Neill 
Ward, J. F. 
Ward. S. E. 
Wescott, J. L. 
*Wescott, L. W. 
VVorley. Coleman 
Wescott. B. D. 
Woodside, R. W. 
Williamson, J. I. 
Yates. L I. 



*Dead. 



WAKE FOREST COLLEGE. 

:Fa.c"a.lt3r : 

T. H. Pkitohard, President and Professor of Moral Philosophy. 

Wm. EOYALii, Professor of Modern Languages. 

"W. G. Simmons, Professor of Natural Science. 

Wm. B. EoYAiiii, Professor of Greek. 

L. E. Mills, Professor of Mathematics. 

C. E. Taylor, Professor of Latin. 

W. L. POTEAT, Assistant Professor of Natural Science. 

C. W. SCABBOROUGH, Tutor. 



Fall Term begins Sept. 1. Spring Term begins Jan. 15. 

Tuition Fee per Term of Five Months, , $30 00 

Incidental Fee, 3 00 

Contingent Deposit, 2 00 

Library Fee, .*.... 2 00 

Eoom (furnished) for each occupant, 6 00 

Eoom (unfurnished) for each occupant, 3 00 

Board, per month, $9^0 10 00 

For fuller information or Catalogues, address 

Rev. T. H. PRITCHARD, 
Wake Forest College, N. C. 



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(ESTABLISHED 1835.) 

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REV. C. S. FARRISS, ASSOCIATE EDITOR. 

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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Seventy-Eighth Annual Session 



OF THE 




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liELD WITH 



Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Bladen County, N, C. 



October UHli, 20th, 21st and 22ftd, 1882. 



HAYNES LENNON, Moderator Bladen County, N. C. 

G. W. HILL. Clerk,.- Whiteville Depot, . " 

S. E. WARD, Treasurer, Lumberton, " 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Seventy-Eighth Annual Session 



OF THE 



CAPE PEAR 



Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH 



Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Bladen County, N. C, 



October 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd, 1882. 



H AYNES LENNON, Moderator, Bladen County, N. C. 

G. W. HILL. Clerk Whiteville Depot, " 

S. E. WARD, Treasurer Lumberton, " 



RALEIGH : 

Edwards, Broughton & Co., Steam Printers and Binders. 

1883. 



Ordained Ministers. 



-*5^' ♦-«S^-— 



KiNCHEN Barnes, - Sterling's Mills, Robeson County, N. 

J. D. Clark, Lumberton, Robeson County, 

V J. D. Caines , Lumberton, Robeson County, 

J. W. Dickson, Whiteville, Columbus County, 

D. B. Dow , Cerro Gordo, Columbus County, 

J. W. Gore, Whiteville Depot, Columbus County, 

J. W. Gurganus Abbottsburg, Bladen County, 

G. W. Hill, Whiteville Depot, Columbus County, 

S. W. HiLBURN, Robeson's, Brunswick County, 

— ^ Stinceon Ivey, Leesville, Robeson County, 

D. C. Kelly, Abbottsburg, Bladen County, 

—4' W. T. J ORDAN, Lumberton, Robeson County, 

Haynes Lennon, .Bladenboro, Bladen County, 

J. P. Lennon, Robeson's Brunswick County, 

'Norman Martin, Red Banks, Robeson County, 

/^ — xJD, C. McMillan, Leesville, Robeson County, 

J. F. McMillan, Marion, Marion County, S. C. 

, Noah Mercer, Lumberton, Robeson County N. C. 

..-■ Forney Prevatt Lumberton, Robeson County, 

F. A. Prevatt, Lumberton, Robeson County, 

D. J. Ray, Whiteville, Columbus County, 

J. M. Register, White Hall, Bladen County, 

R. M. Sessoms, Lumberton Robeson County, 

J. W. Smith, Birdsville, Columbus County, 

W. L. Tart, Abbottsburg, Bladen County, 

E. W. Wooten, Whiteville, Columbus County, 

Lorenzo Sellers, Supply, Brunswick County, 






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PROCEEDINGS. 



FIRST DAY— Morning Session. 

Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 

Thursday, October igth, 1882, 

The delegates assembled in the house at 11:45 o'clock a. m. 

Elder H. Lennon opened the services with hymn, "Ye that obey the immor- 
tal King." Elder A. G. McManaway read a part of the 26th chapter of St. 
Matthew, Bro. J. L. Wescott leading in prayer. Hymn, " 'Tis religion that can 
give." The regular appointee and alternate both being absent, the introductory 
sermon was preached by Elder McManaway — subject, Peter's denial of the 
Saviour, founded on the last paragraph of the 26th chapter of St. Matthew — 
leading in prayer at the close. An intermission of twenty minutes is given. 



Afternoon Session. 

The Association is called to order by Elder H. Lennon, the foiiner Modera- 
tor, who read the 3d chapter of Colossians. Prayer by Prof. C. E. Taylor. 

The chair appoints the brethren J. S. Devane, G. W. Jones and J. C. Powell 
a Committee of Finance, and Elders W. T. Jordan, J. M. Register and Bro. 
Jos. Stanaland a committee to receive the funds sent up by the churches to the 
Domestic Mission Board. 

The list of cimrches is called, a majority being present. 

On motion of Elder J. M. Register, the church letters are called for and read, 
Elders J. F. McMillan and E. W. Wooten acting as reading clerks. 

Delegates from Brown's Creek, Benevolence and White Marsh churches being 
present without letters from their respective churches, it having been ascertained 
that they had been regularly appointed by their churches, on motion of Elder 
McMillan, they Avere admitted to seats. 

On motion, the former officers of this body are unanimously reelected by 
acclamation, viz.; Elder H. Lennon, Moderator ; Elder G. W. Hill, Clerk ; and 
Bro. S. E. Ward, Treasurer. 

On motion of Elder Wooten, at invitation is extended to visiting ministers 
and Corresponding Messengers. Elder C. S. Farriss, representing the interests 
of the Recorder, Prof. C. E. Taylor, from the Central Association, Elder A. 
G. McManaway, from the Tar River, agent of the State Mission Board, and 
Bro. T. M. Pittman, from the South Yadkin, come forward and are welcomed 
to seats. 

Elder J. F. McMillan reports a very pleasant visit to the Pee Dee Association, 
S. C, in which he was warmly and courteously received. 

On motion of Elder Woolen, the Association adjourns till to-morrow morn- 
ing at gj'z o'clock. Prayer by Elder F. Prevatt. 



SECOND DAY — Morning Session. 

Friday, October 20th, 1882. 

The Moderator in the chair. The devotional exercises are conducted by El- 
der G. W. Hill. Hymn, "Watchman, tell us of the night." Reads the loth 
chapter of Romans. Prayer by Elder R. McDaniel. 



Jf Minutes of the 

The list of churches is called, a majority being present. The invitation to 
visiting brethren and Corresponding Messengers is renewed. Elder W. W. 
Willis, from the Cedar Creek, and Bro. T. J. Baker, from the Central Associa- 
tion, come forward and accept seats. 

On motion of Elder Wooten, committees are appointed on the following sub- 
jects, viz.: 

On Ministerial Education — Prof. C. E. Taylor and brethren E. Wishart 
and J. S. Devane. 

On Sunday Schools — J. W. Dickson, C. Porter and A. M. Benton. 

Missions— Elder A. G McManaway, J. F. Ward and G. P. Floyd. 

Temperance — E. VV. Wooten, O. Lennon and H. B. Collier. 

Special Changes — J. L. Wescott, D. C. Kelly and D. McLean. 

Periodicals — C. S. Farriss, C. B. Pridgen and N. Townsend. 

Ashpole Institute — W. T. Jordan, J. F. McMillan and Joseph Stanaland, 

Pastoral Support — S. Ivey, T. M. Pittman and J. M. Register. 

Church Discipline — F. Prevatt, R. McDaniel and Enoch Ayres. 

Weekly Prayer Meetings — D. B. Dow, J. M. Gurganus and D. C Hum- 
phrey. 

Committee to Supply the Stand — Deacons Eli Wishart, H. B. Collier 
and J. H. Watson. 

The list of churches not represented yesterday called and letters read. 

Minutes of yesterday read and corrected. 

On motion of Bro. J. F. Harrell, an invitation is extended to churches desir- 
ing to connect with this bod)^ 

A letter is read from the Bethel church, Bladen county, N. C, desiring 
adiiiission. 

Satisfactory evidence of its orthodoxy being obtained, on motion of Elder 
Dickson, it is received and the right hand of fellowship extended to the dele- 
gates. 

The report on Ministerial Education is read by Prof. Taylor, as follows : 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

The lack of education should never be made a barrier to the entrance into 
the ministry of a man who has been called of God to preach the gospel. But 
Vi'hen God calls a man to preach, he also calls him to do every honorable thing 
which will make him a more efficient minister and instructive preacher. He 
should seek to obtain, by study and reading, the best education he can. If he 
is not able to meet his own expenses at school or college, it is the duty of his 
churches to aid him by gift or loan of means. It should be a matter of rejoic- 
ing with us that God is calling many men into the Baptist ministry, and that 
more than ever before are seeking to improve their minds. Besides those who 
are studying at our academies, there are forty young ministers at Wake Forest 
and five at our Seminary in Louisville; of these, twenty-eight have been received 
for aid by the Education Board of the Baptist State Convention — more than at 
any other period of our history. This Board has assum.ed an expenditure of 
over $300 per month, and appeals to the beneficence of the entire Baptist 
brotherhood in North Carolina. 

C. E. Taylor, 
E. W. Wishart, 
J. S. Devane. 

Pending the motion for reception. Prof. Taylor makes an excellent speech 
on ministerial education. 

Elder Jordan moves to amend as follows : 

The committee recommend that the Association make an honest effort to 
raise money enough to support two beneficiaries at Wake Forest during the 
coming year. 



Caj>e Fear Baptist Association. 



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And makes a speech by way of explanation, in which Elder McManaway 
and brother E. Ayres participate. 

In the meantime pledges were secured as follows : 



Lumberton Church, per W. T. 

Jordan $30 00 

Robeson Union, 20 00 

S. E. Ward 10 00 

W. T. Jordan, 10 00 

Piny Forest Church, 10 00 

Columbus Union, per H. Len- 

non, 20 00 

Fair Bluff church, per J. F. Mc- 
Millan, 10 00 

Ashpole church 25 00 

G. P. Floyd, 5 00 

Antioch church, 10 00 

Big Branch church 10 00 

J. F. Ward 20 00 

Sam. Stone (paid). . 5 00 

Mt. Elam church, per J. Britt, 5 00 
Pleasant Grove church, per W. 

W. Willis 5 00 



Tolarsville church, per E. E. 

Blount, $ 5 00 

Bogue Chapel, per J. W. Dick- 
son, 5 00 

J. W. Dickson, 10 00 

Bladen Union, per Dr. Devane, 10 00 

D. B. Dow, 2 00 

Pleasant Plain church, per Dr. 

Harrell, (paid 2 50). . 10 00 

Whiteville Union, per do.,. ... 10 00 
Western Prong church, per E. 

W. Wooten, 5 00 

E. W. Wooten, 5 00 

Mt. Zion church, 5 00 

J. L. Wescott, 5 00 

Jo. Stanaland 5 00 

J. C. Powell, (paid) . . i 00 



$273 00 



A cash collection is also taken up by Prof. Taylor for the present relief of 
the beneficiaries at Wake Forest, amounting to about $16 00. 
The amendment is adopted. 

The vote on the original motion, as amended, is then taken and adopted. 
The Association takes a recess of thirty minutes. 



Afternoon Session. 

The Association is called to order by the Moderator, Elder McMillan lead- 
ing in prayer. 

On motion of Elder McMillan, a committee on Ministerial Examination is 
appointed, consisting of Elders S. Ivey, R. McDaniel and D. B. Dow, 

On motion, it is agreed that the next session of this Association be held with 
the Mt. Zion church, Columbus county, N. C, commencing on Wednesday be- 
fore the 4th Sabbath in October, 1883. Elder W. T. Jordan to preach the In- 
troductory Sermon and Elder H. Lennon the Missionary Sermon on Sabbath, 
Services to commence at 11 o'clock. 

Elder McManaway reads the following: 

REPORT ON MISSIONS. 



Your Committee on Missions beg leave to report that the work of preaching 
the gospel among the nations is being gradually carried forward. There are a 
number of considerations that ought to stimulate all Christian people to make' 
active efforts in this world. Among these we mention : 

1. We owe it to those of our fellowmen who have not the gospel. The gos- 
pel is for all, is needed by all, and is adapted to all. Without it they perish ; 
and if they get it at all, it must be furnished by those of us who have already 
received it. 

2. We owe it to ourselves if we would enjoy religion in this world and earn 
the commendation of the Master in the world which is to come : we must help 



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to carry out His great commission and do what we can to give the gospel to 
every creature. 

3. We owe it to Christ. We are not our own, but we are bouglit with a 
price, "even the precious blood of our Redeemer, and v\'hatever he demands of 
us we ought to do. 

He has committed the work of evangelizing the world into our hands ; let us 
try to accomplish it. Let each one do the best and the most he can, 

A. G. IMcManaway, 
J. F. Ward, » . 

Giles P. Floyd, 

Committee. 

Elder McManaway makes an able speech on missions. 

Elder Jordan moves that the further consideration of the report be postponed 
till 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. Motion prevails. 

On motion, it is ordered that the Sabbath collection be appropriated to mis- 
sions. 

Elder Jordan reads the following : 

REPORT ON ASHPOLE INSTITUTE. 

Your committee is giad to be able to say that Ashpole Institute is in a more 
prosperous condition now than at any period of its history. It has about sixty 
students and the number is constantly increasing. The same Latin and Greek 
books are used that are taught at Wake Forest, and it is a constant feeder of 
that college. The Institute has sent out between forty-five and fifty teachers. 
A fev/ young men have gone to Wake Forest and to the University. Board is 
cn'y eight dollars per month. Young ministers receive tuition free, and eleven 
have been thus assisted since its foundation. Ashjjole may be considered a 
permanent institution. 

W. T. Jordan, 
J. F. McMillan, 
Jos. Stanaland, 

Committee. 

Elder Jordan makes a speech. 

Prof. Taylor makes some remarlcs, in which he commends the Institute. 

The report is adopted. 

The communication from the Whiteville church is taken up. 

By request of the Moderator, brother J. S. Devane takes the chair. 

The church letter is then read in which it appeared that a member had been 
expelled from the church at Cross Roads and afterwards applied for restoration ; 
nineteen voting in favor of his reception and nine in the negative. The Mod- 
erator of the church in conference ruled that the objection was sufficient to pre- 
vent his restoration. He then applied to the Whiteville church for admission, 
which did not receive him, but expressed a willingness to do so, referring the 
matter to the Association, asking advice upon the matter. 

Elder Jordan moves that the Whiteville church be advised not to receive him. 

Some discussion then arose in regard to the proper mode of disposing of the 
case, in which Elders Dickson, Wooten, Jordan and McMillan participated. 

Prof. C. E. Taylor and Elder A. G. ^ilcManaway made speeches advocating 
the ruling of the Moderator, stating that they would not receive a member over 
a valid objection. 

Pending the discussion, on motion of brother J. F. Harrell, the Association 
adjourned. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF FINANCE. 
Your committee report that we have received eighty-nine dollars and eighty- 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 7 

nine cents ($89.89) sent up by the churches for minute fund. There is also a 
balance of $2.11 in the treasury and $1.01 in Treasurer's hands from last year's 
funds. 

J. S. Devane, 
G. W. Jones, 
Jno. C. Powell, 

Committee. 

On motion, it is ordered that the committee pay over the funds in their hands 
to the Treasurer. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Satitrday, October 21st, 1S82. 

The Moderator leads in devotional exercises. Hymn : " I love to see the 
Lord below." Elder W. W. Willis leading in prayer. 

Clerk calls the list of churches ; majority present. 

Letters from churches not represented on yesterday called for. 

Committee on Religious Exercises report as follows : Elder J. M. Register 
to preach at the stand at loj o'clock ; J. F. McMillan at i o'clock and J. W. 
Dickson at 2^^ o'clock. 

Invitation to visiting brethren is renewed. Elder E. D. Johnson is invited 
to a seat. 

The list of delegates is called and corrected. 

The special hour for taking up the report on missions having arrived, brother 
Pittman takes the floor in behalf of that object. 

At the conclusion a collection is taken up and the report adopted. 

The motion of Elder W. T. Jordan on yesterday, that the Whiteville church 
be instructed not to receive the expelled member from Cross Roads, is taken up. 

Brother J. S. Devane in the chair. 

Elder Mc^Millan makes a speech in opposition to the motion, followed by 
Elder Dickson. 

Elder H. Lennon makes a speech arguing that his ruling as Moderator of the 
church conference at Cross Roads church was in accordance with the usage of 
the denomination. 

Elder Wooten moves to refer the matter to a committee consisting of breth- 
ren J. S. Devane, Joseph Stanaland, J. L. Wescott, Barfield Rogers, N. Town- 
send, J. C. Powell and S. E. Ward, as a substitute for Elder Jordan's motion. 

The substitute is adopted. 

The Association takes a recess of twent3'-five minutes. 



Afternoon Session. 

The Moderator in the chair. Prayer by Elder J. M. Register, 
Elder F. Prevatt reads the following : 

REPORT ON CHURCH DISCIPLINE. 

Your Committee on Church Discipline beg leave to report the following: 
1st. We believe that good discipline in our churches is of such importance 

that no pastor, however intelligent or gifted in other respects, can be successful 

without it, or the church prosper. 



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2. We believe that good discipline is nothing more nor less than the usage of 
the first churches in conformity with the teachings of the Apostles, and applied 
to the case whatever it may be, 

3. We, as Baptists, should, as a general rule, transact all our business by a 
majority. But in the call of pastors and receiving to membership, we think it 
should be unanimous. 

F. Prevatt, 
R, McDaniel, 
E. S. Ayers, 

Committee. 

The report is adopted and its appendage to the minutes ordered. 
Elder J. W. Dickson reads the following : 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

While the general work of the Sunday School Association has not progressed 
as satisfactorily as desired, your committee are happy to state that the interest 
in the Sabbath school work is, and has been for a number of years, gradually 
on the increase. Year by year our churches are reaping a rich harvest of young 
and trained workers, and our people generally are becoming thoroughly im- 
pressed with the importance of well organized Sunday schools. But while this 
is true, much more remains to be done, and we would urge upon our pastors 
the duty of visiting and instructing the schools and teachers regularly on their 
preaching days. Respectfully submitted, 

J. W, Dickson, 
A. M. Benton, 
C. Porter, 

Committee. 
The report is adopted. 

Elder B. W. Williams, a Corresponding Messenger from Lumber River Asso- 
ciation, is received and welcomed to a seat. 
Eider McMillan reads the following : 

REPORT ON WEEKLY PRAYER MEETINGS. 

It is to be regretted that the privilege of prayer is so much neglected by our 
churches. For we believe that a well conducted, well attended weekly prayer 
meeting produces more spiritual life, more Christian love and confidence, more 
strength to resist temptation, more love for the word of God, more delight in 
the service of the Master, than any other privilege the people of the Lord have. 
It strengthens the faith, brightens the hope, and prepares the Christian for eveiy 
duty required at his hands. We believe that churches which keep up a weekly 
prayer meeting seldom complain of coldness or barrenness, so we advise all our 
churches to make the necessaiy sacrifice to maintain a weekly prayer meeting. 
Respectfully submitted, D. B, Dow, 

J. H. GURGANUS, 

D. C. Humphrey, 

Committee. 
The report is adopted. 
Elder McMillan reads the following : 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The progress of the Baptists as a denomination in this State has been, and is 
now, of such a character as to move our hearts with gratitude to God and 
strengthen us for the accomplishment of greater things in the future. For 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 9 

many years the Recorder has stood as a sentinel on the outpost, an earnest ad- 
vocate of the truth as held by the Baptists, preaching the gospel of the Son of 
God, holding up the various objects of our Convention, comforting the distressed, 
assisting the weak and encouraging the strong. With these considerations we 
deem it necessary that every Baptist should be a subscriber. He cannot well do 
without it. He not only owes it to himself, but to his wife and children and to 
his God, for it is a source of information and training not to be obtained else- 
where. We recoinmend that every member of the Cape Fear Association sub- 
scribe for the Biblical Recorder, The Foreign Mission Journal and 
Kind Words. ■ C. S. Farriss, 

Neill Townsend, 
C. B. Pridgen, 

Comniittee. 

Report adopted. 

Elder Wooten reads the following : 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Your Committee on Temperance beg leave to report that notwithstanding the 
many good reports heretofore made to induce our Baptist hosts to maintain a 
higher standard of temperance, the monster evil, that is without moderation, is 
the one general cause of trouble and discipline in our churches ; and your com- 
mittee recommend that this Association adopt some appropriate and uniform 
procedure that would encourage timid churches in the enforcement of discipline. 

Orran Lennon, 
H. B. Collier, 
E. W. Wooten, 

Committee. 
Tha report is adopted. 
Elder Wooten reads the following : 

REPORT ON SPECIAL CHANGES. 

Your Committee on Special Changes report that God in his goodness and 
mercy has not seen proper to remove any of our ministers, deacons or promi- 
nent members of our churches by death, so far as we have been able to learn, 
which should be a cause of devout gratitude to Him for the continuation of his 
protection. There has been considerable improvement among the churches in 
building more comfortable houses of worship. 

Respectfully submitted, J. L. Wescott, 

D. C. Kelly, 
D. McLean, 

Committee. 
Report adopted. 

The Moderator proceeds to appoint messengers to corresponding bodies as 
follows : 

Eastern Association — Elders E. W. Wooten, D. C. Kelly, J. M. Register 
and Bro. C. B. Pridgen. 

Cedar Creek — Elders F. Prevatt, F. A. Prevatt and Bro. D. C. PLimphrey. 

Waccamaw— Elder D. J. Ray, Brethren G. W. Flynn, J. F. Harrell and E. 
H. Todd. 

Pee Dee, S. C— Elders J. F. McMillan, E. S. Ayres and Barfield Rogers. 

Pee Dee, N. C— Elders W. T. Jordan, J. W. Dickson and S. E. Ward. 

Lumber River — Elder D. B. Dow. Brethren C. J. Godwin and Elder C. L. 
Powell. 

Burnt Swamp — Elders W. T. Jordan, R. M. Sessoms, F. Prevatt and F. A. 
Prevatt. 



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Baptist State Convention — Elders J. F. McMillan, J. W. Dickson, W. 
T. Jordan, E. W. Wooten, H. Lennon, G. W. Hill, D. J. Ray, K. Barnes, S. 
Ivey, Brethren J. F. Harrel, B. Godwin, Ira Lennon, J. L. Wescott, J. C. 
Powell, T. K. Wiggins, J. W. Hall, J. S. Devane. 

By request of the Moderator, Elder Wooten takes the chair. 
Bro. J. S. Devane reads the following : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THE COMMUNICATION FROM 
THE CHURCH AT WHITEVILLE.^ 

Your committee beg leave to report that they do not question the right of the 
Cross Roads church in the act of expulsion, but inasmuch as John C. Lennon 
claims that he made full and free acknowledgments to the church, and inasmuch 
as this is confirmed in substance by the report of the committee before whom 
this confession was made, and inasmuch as a majority of the conference then 
voting on this question were of the opinion that he ought to be restored ; and 
whereas, the W^hiteville church is cognizant of his general conduct, we believe, 
under the circumstances, that the Whiteville church may, without violating any 
gospel precept or Scriptural authority, receive him into her fellowship. 
Respectfully submitted, J. S. Devane, 

Joseph Stanaland, 
J. L. Wescott, 
S. E. Ward, 
Neill Townsend, 
Barfield Rogers, 
John C. Powell, 

Committee. 
Elder Jordan moves that the report be received. 

Speeches are made by Elders H. Lennon, Dickson, McMillan and others. 
The question is called for and the report adopted. 

On motion, Elder H. Lennon is allowed to enter his protest on the reception 
of the above report. 

"I do hereby protest the justice and Scripturality of the adoption of the 
above report. Haynes Lennon." 

Elder S. Ivey reads the following : 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EXAMINATION. 

Your committee to examine Brethren W. J. Lane and E. L. Swain have per- 
foiTned the duty and recommend their ordination. 

S. Ivey, 
D. B. Dow, 
R. McDaniel, 
Committee. 
The report is adopted. 

Bro. J. S. Devane stated that the Bladen Union Meeting had requested him 
to ask t-he views of this Association in regard to the formation of a new Asso- 
ciation out of a portion of the eastern churches. 

On motion, it was agreed to appoint a committee to consider the practicability 
and desirableness of a division of this Association, consisting of Elders E. W. 
Wooten, W. T. Jordan, J. W. Dickson, D. C. Kelly, J. M. Register and Bro. 
J. S. Devane. 

The Association gave way for a meeting of the Domestic Mission Board. 
The Association came in session, the Moderator in the chair. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 11 

The vote fixing the time of the meeting of the next session of this body was 
reconsidered and changed from Thursday to Wednesday before the 4th Sabbath 
in October, 1883. 

Ordered, that as many copies of the minutes be printed as]the money in hand 
will allow after paying the clerk's fees. 

An Executive Committee was appointed consisting of Elders H. Lennon, G. 
W. Hill, E. W. Wooten, J. W. Dickson and brother C. C. Gore, to whom all 
unfinished business was referred. 

On motion, the following resolution was passed : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are hereby tendered to the Hickory 
Grove Church and citizens of the community for their hospitality to the dele- 
gates and visitors attending this Association and to the various railroad com- 
panies for their politeness in passing delegates and ministers at reduced fare. 

On motion, the Association adjourned from and after to-morrow to the time 
and place appointed, Elder J. W. Dickson leading in prayer. 

HAYNES LENNON, 
G. W. Hill, CU^k. Moderator. 



SABBATH MORNING. 

October 23D, 1882. 

Elder W. T. Jordan conducts the services in the church, opening with hymn, 
"Come, Holy Spirit from above, with thy celestial fire." Reads a part of the 
24th chapter of St. Luke and leads in prayer. Hymn, "Jesus, refuge of my 
soul." Pr.eaches the Missionary Sermon from the 4th verse of the 24th chapter 
of St. Luke. 

At the conclusion, while hymn, " I love thy kingdom. Lord," is sung, a col- 
lection is taken up amounting to $17.74, including thecollection at the stand. 

At the same time services are held at the stand. Elder E. W. Woolen lead- 
ing. Elder R. McDaniel preaches from a part of the 6Sth verse of the 6th 
chapter of St. John. Owing to the unpleasantness of the weather the congre- 
gation was as large as it would otherwise have been. 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Whiteville, N. C, October 27th, 1882. 

The Executive Committee of the Association met according to appointment. 
Present, Elders H. Lennon, E. W. Wooten, G. W. Hill and Deacon C. C. 
Gore. 

The divine direction was invoked by Elder Wooten. 

The query from the Hog Swamp Church, "What shall be done with a mem- 
ber who subscribes and fails to pay ?" which, owing to the press of business in 
the Asssociation, was not answered, was taken up and disposed of as follows : 

As the matter could not be reached in the Association, your committee do 
not feel at liberty to answer it. 

It seems that the Committee on Ministerial Support failed to report, or if they 
did, owing to the confusion and haste on Saturday evening, it was mislaid ; 
hence the reason why the report does not appear in the minutes. 



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A report from brother J. F. Harrell, Corresponding Secretary of the Cape 
Fear Sunday School Convention, was read. 

The following corresponding delegates were appointed to the next session to 
meet at Oak Dale, Columbus County, N. C, on Tuesday* before the 2nd Sun- 
day in September. 1883, viz : Elders H. Lennon, G. W. Hill, E. W. Wooten, 
K. Barnes and W. T. Jordan, 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned. 

H. Lennon, Chairman. 

G. W. Hill, Secretary. 



REPORT OF TREASURER. 

S. E. Ward, Treasurer, 

in account -with the Cape Fear Baptist Association : 

minute fund. 
1881 Dr. Cr. 

Oct. To amount on hand, % 2 ii 

" received from finance committee, QO 31 

Dec. " " Rev. G. W. Hill 2 00 

By amount paid Rev. G. W. Hill, $ 30 00 

" " Edwards, Broughton& Co., for print- 

18S2 ing minutes, 62 31 

Oct. To amount received from finance committee, 87 78 

By amount paid G. W Hill, Clerk, 3000 

By amount on hand, 59 89 



$182 20 $182 20 

1881 EDUCATION FUND. 

Oct. To amount on hand $ 10 00 

" collected at the Association, 22 50 

" received from Rev. C. L. Powell, 10 00 

J. L. Wescott 10 00 

Lumberton Baptist church, . 10 00 

Giles Floyd, 5 00 

Domestic Mission Board, . . 46 25 

J. W. Dickson, 10 00 

S. E. Ward, 5 00 

W. T. Jordan, ro 00 

H.T.Pope 1000 

By amount paid Prof C. E. Taylor for Bro. W. B. 

1882 Pope, $120 00 

Oct. Balance on hand, 28 75 



$148 75 $148 75 
Respectfully submitted, S. E. Ward, Treas. 

Octoberi8th, 1882. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association, 



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LIST OF LIFE MEMBERS 

Of the Doiyiestic Mission Board of the Cape Fear 
Baptist Association, 



*Ayres, William 
*A)'ies, D. B. 
Ayres, E. S. 
Ayres, T. W. 
Barnes, Kinchen 
Bordeaux, M. M. 
Bullock, H. G. 
Bennett, D. K. 
Britt, John J. 
Bullock, Charles, 
Barnes, R. R. 
Clark, J. D. 
Coleman, Elisha 
Creach, Elijah 
Daniel, D. J. 
Devane, J. S. 
Ellis, J. W. 
Edwards, A. A. 
Edwards, Haynes 
Ellis, J. B. 
*Elwell, J. D. 
Enzor, H. 
Floyd, A. E. 
Freeman, A. F, 
Godwin, B. 
Gore, T. W. 
Gore, b. N. 
Gore, W. E. 
Grantham, J. F. 
Grainger, Levi 
Hammond, A. 
Hardee, Isaac 
Harrelson, E. W. 
Harrel, J. F. 
Harrel, M. C. 
Flewett, Moses 
Hilburn, L. W. 
Hill, G. W. 
Holden, R. W. 
Humphrey, D. C. 
Inman, J. H. A. 
Inman, J. L. 



Ivey, Charles 
Ivey, Stinceon 
*Jennings, S. B, 
Johnson, Ewing 
Jollie, J. H. 
Jones. G. W. 
Jurnagan, Wm. 
Jordan, W. T. 
Kallihan, David, 
Lancaster, Jesse 
Lawson, Alva 
Leggett, Jacob 
Lennon, Haynes 
Lennon, Orran 
Lennon, J. E. 
Lennon, R. P. 
Lennon, J. P. 
Lennon, Wright 
Lennon, D. S. 
Lennon, Ira 
Long, R. J. 
Ludlam, W. C. 
Marshburn, D. H. 
Mason, R. L. 
Mayo, J. A. 
McRackan, R. M. 
McGougan, J. M. 
McDaniel, Eli 
Memory, T. S. 
Monroe, P. 
Moore, Orran 
Nance, L. P. 
*Nance, J. L. 
Newberry, T. B. 
Page, Everett 
Pate, G. G. 
Phillips, J. T. 
Phillips, E. 
Pittman, N. R. 
Pittman, A. R. 
Pittman, McA. 
Pope, H. T. 



Pope, W. B. 
Porter, Caswell 
*Powell, A. F. 
Prevatt, Forney 
Prevatt, J. T. 
Prevatt, F. A. 
Prevatt, J. P. 
Prevatt, E. W. 
Price, E. D. 
Ray, D. J. 
Register, J. M. 
Register, R. A. 
Rouark, Wade 
Russ, E. J. 
Smith, S.W. 
*Smith, J. W. 
*Stanaland, Daniel 
Stanaland, Joseph 
Stone, Samuel 
*Stone, Isham, 
=i--Stone, W. A. 
Sutton, J. G. 
Sutton, J. A. 
Todd, E. H. 
Tolar, W. J. 
Thompson, S. B. 
Thompson, J. H. 
Thompson, J. S. 
*Thompson, J. A. 
Thompson, C. B. 
Townsend, Neil 
Ward, J. F. 
Ward, S. E. 
Wescott, J. L. 
*\^escott, L. W, 
Worley, Coleman 
Wescott, B. D. 
Woodside, R. W, 
Williamson, J. I. 
Yates, L. I. 



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Saturday Evening, Oct. 21, 1882. 

In the absence of the Chairman, Elder E. W. Wooten was elected Chair- 
man /ra tent. 

On motion, calling the list of life members was dispensed with. 

The Committee of Finance report $514.15 cash in hand. The report is 
accepted. 

On motion of brother G. W. Jones, Elder E. W. Wooten was elected Chair- 
man. Elder G. W. Hill, Secretary, and brother S. E. Ward, Treasurer. 

On motion of Elder H. Lennon, it was ordered that the funds in hand for 
Foreign Missions be paid over to brother T.M. Pittman, and the funds for State 
Missions be placed in his hands to be paid over to brother B. F. Montague. 

On motion, brethren Kinchen Barnes and M. C. Harrell were made life mem- 
bers of the Board. 

On motion, brother W. B. Pope was allowed $1.33 per day while engaged in 
the service of the Board. 

The following brethren were appointed an Executive Committee of the Board, 
Elders E. W. Wooten, J. W. Dickson, D. J. Ray, and brethren C. C. Gore, 
G. W. Flynn, H. B. Collier and Orran Lennon. 

On motion, it was agreed that the Chairman of the Executive Committee be 
considered the General Superintendent of the Associational Missions. 

On motion, all unfinished business was referred to the Executive Committee. 

The Board then adjourned. 

E. W. WOOTEN, Chairman. 

G. W. Hill, Secretary. 



Minutes of Cape Fear Association. 17 



REPORT OF THE FUSTANCE COMMITTEE OF THE DOMESTIC 

MISSION BOARD. 



Counties and 

Churches 



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Biij Branch 

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Tolarsville, 

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Sweet Home 

Western Prong 

White Marsh, 

Blade N^ County. 

Abbottsburg 

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French's Creek, 

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Wooten's Chapel 

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10 50 
2 45 
10 00 
52 00 



7 

16 

8 



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55 
60 



31 00 
22 25 

7 45 
12 50 

8 70 
5 25 



7 

2 

3 

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6 



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50 
50 

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7 

4 

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55 



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7 
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95 
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85 
6 00 
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18 



Miniifes of the 



REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE— Con^mue J. 



Counties and 

Churches. 



Brunswick County. 

Lebanon, 

Mr. Pi^gah, 

Sniitliville 

HoRKY County, S. C. 
Spring Branch 

Marion County, S. C. 

Bear Swamp,.. — , 

Piny Grove, 



CO 



5 87 



6 00 



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4 00 
3 75 



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4 80 6. 

3 251 



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4 80 
3 25 

5 87 

05 

16 75 
3 75 



$ 507 38 



CALLED MEETING OF THE DOMESTIC MISSION BOARD. 



Whiteville, N. C, November I2th, 1S82. 

A called meeting of the Domestic Mission Board was held this day in the 
Baptist church in Whiteville, N. C. 

A quoram being present, the Board was called to order by Elder E. W. 
Wooten, the former Chairman, Elder G. W. Hill acting as Secretary. Elder 
Kinchen Barnes lead in prayer. 

Elder E. W. Wooten was elected permanent Chairman,, and G. W. Hill Sec- 
retary, and brother S, E. Ward Treasurer. 

The minutes of the last meeting of the Executive Committee and the pro- 
ceedings of the annual session of the Board were read. 

The ministers who had been engaged in the sei-vice of the Board during the 
past year being called upon, reported as follows : 

Elder C. L. Powell being absent, reported through brother J. W. Ellis, that 
he had performed 22 days' service and collected a sufficient amount to satisfy his 
claim against the Board at the rates allowed. 

Elder K. Barnes reported that he had supplied the Pleasant Hill church, and 
that as they were building a house of worship he had not laid the claims of the 
Board before them, and therefore had made no collection on his salary. 

Speeches were made by brethren S. E. Ward, J. F. McMillan, J.W.Ellis 
and D. J. Ray, in regard to the propriety of his course in not presenting the 
claims of the Board to the church. 

On motion of brother Ellis, it was resolved that Elder Barnes' report be re- 
ceived and that he be allowed $50.00 for his services and that his course be ap- 
proved by this body. 

Bro. W, B. Pope reported 67 days' service in the Brunswick field, and had 
received $45.10. 

Some discussion ensued in which Elders Lennon, McMillan and brother Ellis 
engaged. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 19 

Elder Pope having been sick several days during his labors, on motion of Elder 
McMillan, is allowed pay for 70 days' service. 

Elder D. C. Kelly reports that he had supplied Paradise church and collected 
one half of his salary. 

On motion, he is allowed $25.00 

Elder D. |. Ray reports 22 days' service and had been paid. 

Elder E. W. Wooten reports 90 days' service, had supplied Wooten's Chapel 
as pastor, and collected $31.70. 

Elder G. W. Hill reports that he had supplied Sweet Home church and re- 
ceived $7.50. 

Elder R. McDaniel reported 41 days' service, and, on motion of Elder Barnes, 
is allowed $2.00 per day. 

On motion of Elder Haynes Lennon, ordered that the funds on hand with 
the amounts due, when collected, for Ministerial Education, be transferred to 
the Baptist State Education Board at Wake Forest College. 

Bro. S. E. Ward stated that the Board held a claim against Elder J. F. Mc- 
Millan to the amount of $99.50 for money loaned him while at college. 

On motion, the amount was donated to him on condition that he give a re- 
ceipt for the same. 

Bro. Ward further stated that the Board held a claim of $10.00 against Elder 
N. R. Pittman, as a balance due for money loaned him while at college. 

On motion, the above amount was donated to him. 

On motion, it is ordered that brother W. B. Pope's note, due to the Board, 
be credited with the amount of $16.80, the balance due him for sei-vices render- 
ed as missionary. 

On motion of Elder Ray, Elder H. Lennon's motion, transferring the edu- 
cation fund to the State Board, was reconsidered. 

It was then ordered that the funds in hand, $85.00, be loaned to brother Ev- 
erett Ward. 

The vote was then taken on Elder Lennon's motion and passed. 

Bro. W. B. Pope was made a life member of the Board. 

On motion of Elder McMillan, the entire work on missions was referred to 
the Executive Committee. 

The Board then adjourned sine die. 

E. W. WOOTEN. 

G. W, Hill, Secretary. ' Chairman. 



^0 Minutes of Cape Fear Association. 



REPORT OF TREASURER. 



S 



E. Ward, Treasurer^ in account with the 

Domestic Alission Board of the Cape Fear Association. 

i88i. Education Fund. 

Oct. — To amount received from H. Lennon, Treasurer $93 15 

Feb. 10, By amount transferred to Education Fund of sso'tn, $46 25 

18S2. 

Oct. 21, To amount received from Finance Committee 38 35 

Nov. 9, By amount loaned to Everett Ward by order of Board, 85 25 



18S1. 
Oct. 

1882. 
Oct 



Mission Fund. 

To amount received from H. Lennon, Treasurer 

" " " not reported to Finance Com'tee, 



P131 50 $131 50 



Nov. 9 



21, To amount received from Finance Committee. 

22, " " Sunday Collection 

21, By amount paid for blanks, &c 

21, " " " Foreign Missions.. 

Slate Missions. 

Rev. J. W. Dickson, salary.. 
Rev. E. W. Wooten, " .. 

Rev. G. W. Hill 

Rev. R. McDaniel 

Rev. K. Barnes 

Rev. D. C. Kelly _ 

Rev. D. J. Ray 

Rev. W. B. Pope 



Cash on hand. 



$53 63 




3 ID 




472 94 




17 69 






3 00 




182 03 




103 40 




24 70 




44 23 




27 62 




53 30 




32 50 




16 25 




28 60 




31 20 




53 



Total.- $547 36 $547 36 

Nov. 9, To amount received from W. B. Pope, in Work $16 80 

" By credit on note of W. B. Pope.. $1680 



Indebtedness of the Domestic Mision Board of the Cape Fear As- 
sociation FOR Mission Work. 

Nov. 9, Balance due J. W. Dickson $13 30 

" E. W. Wooten 2482 

" " " " G. W. Hill -- 14 88 

" " " " R. McDaniel 28 70 

" " " " K.Barnes 17 50 

" " " " D.C.Kelly 8 75 ,# 

" " " " i). J. Ray 15 40 



^otal $123 35 

Respectfully submitted, S. E. Ward, Treasurer. 



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Philosophy. 

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L. R. Mills, Professor of Mathematics. ■ 

C. E. Taylor, Professor of Latin. 

W. L. Poteat, Assistant Professor oi Natural Science. 

E. E. HiLLiARD, Tutor. 



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Incidental Fee, : 3 00 

Contingent Deposit, . 2 00 

Library Fee, . 2 00 

Room (furnished ) for each occupant, 6 00 

Room (unfurnished) for each occupant, ^ 3 00 

Board, per month, $9 00 to 10 00 

For fuller information or Catalogues, address 

Rev. wm. B. ROYALL, 

Wake Forest Coi.LEtiE, N. C. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Seventy-Ninth Annual Session 



OF THE 



Cape Fear Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH 



Mount Zion Baiotist Church, Columbus Co., N. C, 



October 24t]i, 25t]i, 26tli, ajtli and 28tlif 1883. 



Rev. E. W. WOOTEN, Moderator,.. .'. Whiteville, N. C. 

Rev. JNO. F. McMILLAN, Clerk, Marion, S. C. 

Col. T. S. MEMORY, Treasurer, ..Whiteville, N. C. 



RALEIGH : 

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1883. 



INUTES 



OF THE 



Seventy-Ninth Annual Session 



OF THE 



Cape Fear Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH 



Mount Zion Baptist Churchy Columbus Co., H. C,^ 



October 24tli, astla, 2®tlij a^tli aiad aStIa, xSSje 



Rev. E. W. WOOTEN, Moderator, Whiteville, N. C. 

Rev. JNO. F. McMILLAN, Clerk, Marion, S. C. 

Col. T. S. MEMORY, Treasurer, Whiteville, N. C. 



RALEIGH : 

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1883. 



Ordained Ministers. 



J. W. Dickson.. "White ville, Columbus County, N. C, 

D. B. Dow Cerro Gordo, Columbus County, " 

J. W. Gore ..Whiteville Depot, Columbus County, " 

J. W. GuRGANUS Abbottsburg, Bladen County, " 

G. W. Hill Whiteville Depot, Columbus County, " 

S. W. HiLBURN Robeson, Columbus County, " 

D. C. Kelly Abbottsburg, Bladen County, " 

Haynes Lennon Orton, Columbus County, ' ' 

J. P. Lennon ..Robeson, Columbus County, " 

J. F. McMillan. Marion, Marion County, S. C. 

D. J. Ray Whiteville, Columbus County, N. C. 

J. M. Register W'hite Hall, Bladen County, " 

R. M. Sessoms .Lumberton, Robeson County, " 

J. W. Smith.. Byrdsville, Columbus County, " 

W. L. Tart : Abbottsburg, Bladen County, ' ' 

E. W. Wooten Whiteville, Columbus County, " 

Lorenzo Sellers Supply, Brunswick County, ' ' 

C. L. Powell Fair Bluff, Columbus County, " 

D. J. Clark ..Clarkton, Bladen County, " 

E. L. Swain. Supply, Brunswick County, " 



Executive Committee. 



E. W. WOOTEN, . D. J. RAY, GEO. W. FLINN, 

H. B. COLLIER, C. C. GORE. 



PROCEEDINGS- 



FIRST DAY— Morning Session. 

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Columbus Co., N. C, 

Wednesday, October 24th, 1883. 

The delegates and visitors assembled in the house at 11 o'clock a. m. Rev. 
"W. T. Jordan, appointee to preach the Introductory sermon, requested to be 
excused from preaching the Introductory Sermon until later in the session when 
more of the delegates should arrive. 

J. F. McMillan was requested to conduct a prayer meeting. Bro. D. J. Ray 
offered prayer. Several appropriate passages of Scripture were read and Elders 
W. T. Jordan and D. J. Clark lead in prayer. 

An intermission of forty minutes was given. 

Afternoon Session. 

. The former Moderator being absent, on motion of J. F. McMillan, Elder G. 
W. Hill was called to the Chair, pro tern. 

On motion of Elder J. M. Register, Bro. W. J. Ward was requested to act 
as Clerk, /;<? tern., J. F. McMillan to act as Reading Clerk. 

The Moderator, /;-£> feni., announces the following committees on Finance; 

On Minute Ftmds — Brethren Geo. W. Jones, G. W. Flinn and T. Barefoot. 
On Associational Funds — O. H. Powell, H. B. Collier and T. K. Wiggins. 

On motion, the Church Letters were called for, were read and the names of 
the delegates enrolled. 

On motion of J. W. Dickson, the Association proceeded to ballot for officers, 
which resulted in the choice of Elder E. W. Wooten for Moderator; John F. 
McMillan for Clerk; and Col. T. S. Memory for Treasurer. 

On motion of Elder G. W. Hill, an invitation is extended to visiting Breth- 
ren and Corresponding Messengers. 

Rev. Thos. Carrick, of Greenville, Tar River Association, was introduced 
and welcomed to a seat, and asked permission to address the body in the inter- 
est of the Memorial Church, Greenville. 

On motion of Elder W. T. Jordan, the hour of 1:30 p. m., to-morrow, was 
made the special hour to hear Bro. Carrick in behalf of his church. 

Elder W. T. Jordan states that he is one of the Corresponding Editors of 
the Biblical Recorder, and wishes to be heard in behalf of his paper at an 
early period of the session. The Moderator extends a welcome to Bro. Jordan 
as editor and agent of the Recorder. 

On motion of Elder W. T. Jordan, the following programme for the meeting 
and adjournment is adopted: 

Meet at 9 o'clock a. m., spend half hour in prayer meeting, adjourn at 12 
m,; meet at i o'clock p. m., and adjourn at will. 

An invitation was then extended to churches desiring to become members of 
our body. The recently constituted church at Myrtle Branch, Brunswick Co., 
N. C, presented a letter petitioning for membership. After enquiry into the 
orthodoxy of the body, on motion, the petition was unanimously granted. 

On motion, brethren Alex. Tone and Lewis Moore were recognized as Corres- 
ponding delegates from Gray's Creek Association (col.) and welcomed to seats. 

The Moderator announces the following committees: 



4 '"Minutes of the 

On Religious Exe)xises — The deacons of this church together with brethren 
Joseph Stanaland and J. F. Ward. 

On Ministerial Education — Prof. W. B. Royall, brethren Jordan, ,Woollard 
and Dr. C. D. Russ. 

On Periodicals — Elder W. T. Jordan, brethren Orran Lenuon and Eli Wis- 
hart. 

On motion, the Moderator appoints the following committee on Amendments 
to Constitution and By-laws: J. F. iMcMdlan, D. J. Ray, J. V/. Gore, J. L. 
Wescott and Geo. W. Hill. 

Elder J. W. Gore moves that those churches belonging to our body petition- 
ing for letters of dismission to form a new Association be granted. 

Bro. J. S. DeVane moves to amend by referring the petition of those churches 
-to the committee on the Advisability of Dividing the Association, appointed at 
the last J^eeting of this body. 

The amendment was adopted. 

On motion of Elder W. T. Jordan, the Association adjourns to g o'clock 
to-morrow morning. Elder Thos. Carrick leads in prayer. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Moderator Wooten calls the Association to order at g a. m., and leads in re- 
ligious exercises, reading the third chapter of Philippians. The Association joins 
in singing, " How condescending and how kind." Elder John Paul Lennon 
leads in prayer. Elder W. T. Jordan makes a short talk urging the delegates 
to take an earnest part in the morning prayer meeting. Join in singing, " I 
love to steal awhile away." Bro. W. J. Ward leads in prayer. Remarks by 
Elder G. W. Hill. 

The Clerk calls list of churches and a majority responding, the Moderator 
pronounces the Association ready for the transaction of business. 

Elder Hill is requested to read the letters not read on yesterday. 

An invitation is extended to visiting brethren. Elder A. G. McManaway 
came forward and states that he is from the Tar River Association and is Vice 
President for North Carolina of the Home Mission Board of the Southern 
Baptist Convention. Bro. McManaway is welcomed to a seat. 

The committee on Religious Exercises announces that Rev. W. T. Jordan 
would preach at ri o'clock. 

Bro. J. S. DeVane moves that the name of Elder A. G. McManaway be sub- 
stituted for the name of Elder W. T. Jordan. 

Clerk reads minutes of yesterday. 

On motion of Elder C. L. Powell, the hour of 2:30 is made the special 
order for the report on Missions. 

The Moderator announces the following committee on Missions: Elders J- 
' W. Dickson, A. G. McManaway, J. Q. Elkins, Edward H. Todd and Oscar 
Monroe. 

Elder W. T. Jordan reads the report on Periodicals as follows: 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

There are two institutions in the State indispensable to each other and to the 
Bapt'st denomination. One is Wake Forest College ; the other, the Biblical 
Recorder. But for these institutions who can tell what an undesirable con- 
dition we would be in to-day. It is beyond all reason to suppose that the 
Baptists can do without either, and neither can well exist without the other. 
Both are so inseparably connected with the work of the denomination that it is 
hard to distinguish between them. Wake Forest is the fountain, the State is 
the field, and the Recorder the stream that flows from the fountain and 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 5 

through the field, giving light and life to all. In every county of the State we 
find \Vake Forest boys at work, and the Recorder heralds to the world what 
they are doing. The Recorder keeps the brethren posted in each other's 
work, and unifies the work and sentiments of the whole denomination. It is a 
letter from the absent boy to the mother at home ; it is a bundle of letters that 
comes weekly from the absent ones. Whenever one of the family does a good 
deed, the Recorder writes to the others and tells about it. Thus it cheers, 
stimulates, acquaints and helps us. We recommend it as sound in doctrine, 
healthy in reading matter, and in every way reliable. There is a vast amount 
of obscene, vile and corrupt literature being spread over the land, and it is 
poisoning the minds of both old and young. We can supplant this best by 
putting good, pure literature in its place. Parents owe it to their children to 
make home attractive to their children by furnishing it with good books and 
good papers. Pastors owe it to their churches to keep them posted in the work 
of the denomination. This they can do best by taking and circulating our 
denominational paper. We commend Kind Woixls as the best Sunday School 
paper and the Foreign Journal as the best missionary paper. We would also 
commend the circulation and perusal of &\ try good book, journal or paper, and 
encourage everything that enlightens, elevates and strengthens. 
Respectfully, 

W. T. JORDAN, 
O. LENNON, 
ELI WISHART. 
Committee. 

After remarks by W. T. Jordan, J. S. DeVane, D. J. Ray, J. W^ Dickson, 
C. L. Powell and Eli Wishart, the report on Periodicals was adopted. 

The Moderator announced that the hour for special order had arrived, and 
the Association gives way to hear a sermon from Elder A. G. McManaway, who 
preaches an earnest and very interesting sermon on the character of Judas. 

The Association then takes a recess until i o'clock P. M. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association is called to order. Moderator Wooten in the chair. Sings 
hymn, " My soul repeat his praise." Dr. J. S. DeVane leads in prayer. 
The Moderator announces the following additional committees : 

Sunday Schools — Elder D. C. Kelley, W. J. Ward, Robert Powers, D. C. 
Humphrey, H. Edwards and L. I. Yates. 

On Tctnpei'ancc — Elder C. L. Powell, G. W. Flinn and Snowden Singletary. 

Special Changes — Elder J. W. Gore, J. Stanaland, J. P. Barnes and J. S. 
DeVane. 

Asjipole Institute — Elder G. W. Hill, Levi Grainger, Samuel Stone, W, J. 
Ward and Elder J. F. McMillan. 

Pastoral Support — Dr. J. S. DeVane, J. L. Wescott, Thomas Thompson, G. 
Buie and H. D. Williamson. 

Church Discipline — Elder J. P. Lennon, Elder J. W. Smith, Haynes Ed- 
wards, I. M. Highsmith and L. C. Mills. 

Weekly Prayer Meetings— 'EX&.tx D. J. Clark, C. B. Pridgen, R. L. Mason 
and H. D. Williamson. 

On Ministerial Examination — Elders D. J. Ray, J. W. Dickson, J. M. Reg- 
ister, J. W. Gore and J. P. Lennon. 

Letters were read from churches which had not hitherto reported. 
The invitation to visiting brethren was renewed, and Elder E. D. Johnson 
was welcomed as a corresponding messenger from Cedar Creek Association. 
The hour for special order having arrived, Elder Thomas Carrick addressed 



6 Minutes of the 

the Association in behalf of the Memorial Church at Greenville, and raised in 
cash $16.25, besides some pledges. 

Elder D. J. Ray moves that the hour of 10 o'clock to-morrow morning be the 
special order for the meeting of the Domestic Mission Board. 

The committee on Religious Exercises announces that Bro. W. J. Ward 
v.'ould preach at the stand at 3 o'clock. 

Elder A. G. McManaway offers the following resolution : 

Resolved, That this Association will try to raise the $225 asked for from us 
by the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

(Signed) J. W. DICKSON, 

A. G. McMANAWAY. 

After very interesting and instructive remarks on the work of the Home Mis- 
sion Board by Elder McManaway, the resolution was adopted. 

The Moderator appoints the following committee on Correspondence : Levi 
Grainger, Luke I. Yates, Enoch S. Ayres and Giles Williams. 

Elder D. J. Ray is called to the chair. 

The committee on Division of the Association makes the following report: 

Your committee to whom was referred the subject of dividing the Association, 
submit the following : 

Inasmuch as the Robeson county churches have petitioned for letters of dis- 
mission to unite in forming a new Association, we, your committee, would 
simply endorse their action as its report. 

E. W. WOOTEN, 
W. T. JORDAN, 
J. W. DICKSON, 
D. C. KELLEY, 
J. M. REGISTER, 
J. S. DeVANE, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Dr. J. S. DeVane, the report on the division of the Associa- 
tion is adopted. 

On motion of Elder E. W. Wooten, the Clerk is requested to prepare letters 
of dismission for those churches petitioning for letters of dismission. 

On motion, it is ordered that all other churches petitioning for letters of dis- 
mission during this session be included in the above order. 

The Moderator resumes the chair. 

On motion of Elder Ray, the Moderator is added to the committee on Min- 
isterial Examination. 

Elder C. L. Powell offers the following resolution : 

Resolved, That this Association disapprove of the plan of calling pastors an- 
nually. 

After remarks by Bro. Powell, on motion of Elder D. J. Ray, the resolution 
is laid on the table. 

On motion of Elder Ray, the Association adjourns until 9 o'clock to-morrow 
morning. 

Elder D. C. Kelley leads in prayer. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

The Association is called to order at g o'clock a. m. Moderator Wooten in 
the chair. 

The Association joins in devotional exercises. The Moderator reads 137th 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 7 

Psalm. Sings, "Prayer is the soul's sincere desire." Brother J. L. Wescott 
leads ill prayer, and then makes an earnest talk, congratulating the Association 
for the love and harmony prevailing. 

The list of churches is called and a majority being present, the Association 
is declared ready for the transaction of business. 

The Moderator renews the invitation to visiting brethren, when Prof. W. B. 
Royall, acting President of Wake Forest College, announces that his visit to the 
Association was in the interest of education, and because he wished to visit the 
Cape Fear. He is cordially welcomed to a seat. 

The committee on corresponding messengers makes their report as follows : 

REPORT ON CORRESPONDENCE. 

To Eastern Association — Rev. J. M. Register, Bro. J. S. DeVane and Rev. 
J. W. Gurganus. 

To Cedar Creek Association — Revs. F. A. Prevatt, D. J. Clark and Brother 
Samuel Stone. 

To Waccamaii' — Brothers J. L. Wescott, E. H. Todd and J. F. Harrell. 
To Pee, (S. C.) — Brothers T. W. Ayres, Bar. Rogers and Giles Williams. 
To Pee Dee, {N. C.)— Bro. S. E. Ward, Revs. W. T. Jordan and Rev. S. 
Ivey. 

Burnt Swamp {Col)— K^vs. F. A. Prevatt, F. Frevatt, J. W. Gurganus. 
Lumber River {Col.) — Revs. D. B. Dow, C. L. Powell, Bro. J. C. Carroll. 

Fraternally, F. A. PREVATT, ^ 

LEVI GRAINGER, 
LUKE I. YATES, 
E. S. AYRES, 
GILES WILLIAMS, 

Committee. 

The report is received and adopted. 

The hour for the special order having arrived, the Association gives way for 
a meeting of the Domestic Mission Board. 

The Association re-assembles after the meeting of the Board. 

The Moderator recognizes Elder A. W. Price of the South Carolina Pee Dee 
Association, and Bro. John E. Ray, Corresponding Secretary of the State Mis- 
sion Board, and welcomes them to seats and privileges of the floor. 

On motion of Elder W. T. Jordan, the hour of 2:30 p. m. is made, special 
order for the report on State Missions. 

Elder G. W. Hiil reads the report on weekly prayer meetings as follows : 

WEEKLY PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Prayer, as a christian duty, is taught by the example of both the Old and New 
Testament saints and by the positive command of our Saviour and the Apostles, 
and it is to be regretted tliat it is so frequently neglected among the professed 
followers of our blessed Lord. It leads the awakened enquirer toaslv, " Lord, 
what will thou have me to do?" It is an evidence of conversion : "Behold, 
he prayeth." In order to successfully resist the snares of sin, we are taught to 
pray, " Lead us not into temptation." 

" Restraining prayer we cease to flght; 
Prayer makes the christian's armor bright." 

Do we desire the conversion of sinners, we should pray the Lord of the harvest 
to send forth laborers into the harvest. Do we desire the success of Christ's 
cause, we should pray " Thy Kingdom come." 

The great Apostle Paul frequently asked the prayers of the churches that 
he might be delivered from wicked men, and that he might preach the Gospel 
as he ought to preach it. We, therefore, should pray for our mini -iters, that 
they may be strong in the Lord and be successful in their labors. And finally, 



8 Minutes of the 

" I exhort, therefore, that, first of all, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks, 
be made for all men," and exhort all our churches to keep up and encourage 
weekly prayer meetings as a mighty influence for the prosperity and success of 
the glorious Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Respectfully, D. J. CLARK, 

C. B. PRIDGEN, 

R. L. MASON, 

H. D. WILLIAMSON, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Elder Jordan, the report is adopted. 

On motion by Elder D. J. Ray, the location of the next Association is taken 
up. The churches at Bogue Chapel and Pmy Forest petition for the next 
meeting to convene with them. It is agreed to take the vote by rising. The 
church at Piny Forest is chosen as the place of meeting, and Wednesday before 
the fourth Sunday in October, at li o'clock a. m., as the time. Elder D. J. 
Ray to preach the Introductory Sermon, Elder E. W. Wooten, alternate ; 
Elder Carson L. Powell to preach the Missionary Sermon, Elder John Paul 
Lennon, alternate. 

The committee on Religious Exercises reports that Elder J. P. Lennon would 
preach at the stand at ii o'clock. 

Bro. J. S. DeVane offers the report on Special Changes. After remarks bj 
Bro. J. L. Wescott, on motion, the report is recommitted and the committee 
instructed to make amendments. 

The committee on Constitution reported the following redraft : 

CONSTITUTION. 

Article i. This Association shall be known as the Cape Fear Baptist Asso- 
ciation. 

Art. 2. The Association shall be composed of members chosen by the dif- 
ferent churches composing this Union. The members thus chosen shall present 
certificates of their appointment. 

Art. 3. The messengers from the churches shall bear with them letters to 
the Association, giving full statistics of membership, of contributions, and of 
the Sunday Schools. 

Art. 4. The Association shall be governed by a regular and proper decorum. 

Art. 5. The Association shall have a Moderator, a Clerk and a Treasurer". 

Art. 6. The officers of this Association shall hold office until their successors 
shall be elected. 

Art. 7. The officers of this Association shall be elected annually by ballot. 

Art. 8. The Moderator shall preside over the deliberations of the Associa- 
tion and perform the duties usually appertaining to such officers. 

Art. 9. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to keep a correct copy of '.he pro- 
ceedings of the Association, superintend the printing and distributing the same 
among the churches, and keep a file of the minutes for the use of the Associa- 
tion. 

Art. 10. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to hold and keep a correct 
account of all moneys paid into his hands by the different churches or indi- 
viduals, and pay out the same only upon the order of the Association or the 
Executive Committee. The Treasurer mast take a receipt for all moneys so 
paid out, which receipts shall be his vouchers. 

Art. II. Any church of our faith and order may be admitted to this Union 
on petition by letter and messengers. 

Art. 12. Every church belonging to this Union shall be entitled to three 
messengers. 

Art. 13. All regular ordained ministers, who may have charge of churches 
belonging to this Union, shall be entitled to all the privileges of messengers. 

Art. 14. It shall be the duty of all the churches belonging to this Union to 
raise a voluntary contribution for defraying the expenses of the Association, and 
send up the same by the messengers. 



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Art. 15. The minutes of the Association shall be read and signed by the 
Moderator and Clerk. 

Art. 16. There shall be annually elected by the Association an Executive 
Committee of five, which shall superintend the missionary and benevolent 
departments of the Association, and perform such other duties as may be re- 
quired of them by the Association. The Executive Committee shall make a 
full report of all their proceedings annually to the Association. 

Art. 17. Amendments to this constitution may be made during a session of 
the^body by a majority of the delegates present. 
Art. 18. The Association shall have povrer — 
(l). To give all necessary advice in case of difficulty. 

(2). To inquire into the causes why the churches fail to represent themselves 
at*any time in the Association. 

(3). To appropriate to any purpose they may see proper all moneys sent up 
by churches v/hen the object is not designated bj' the churches. 

(4). To withdraw from any church in this Union which shall violate the rules 
of the Association, or deviate from the orthodojc principles of our religion. 

Art. 19. That all former constitutions and parts of constitutions in conflict 
herewith are hereby repealed. 

Respectfully submitted, J. F. McjNIILLAN, 

D. T- RAY, 
J. W. GORE, 
J. L. WESCOTT, 
G. W. HILL, 

Committee. 

After remarks by brethren Wescott, DeVane, Powell, Memory, McMillan, 
Jordan and others, the constitution as amended and offered was adopted. 

Elder Jordan offers the report of the former Treasurer, Bro. S. E. Ward, 
which report was, on motion, received and adopted. 

Bro. W. J. Ward offers the following report on Sunday Schools: 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We are glad to report that most of the churches have evergreen Sunday 
Schools. The interest manifested in the Sunday School Anniversary and Con- 
vention shows an increased interest in every department of the Sunday School 
work in our midst, and the large numbers added to the churches from the ranks 
of the Sunday School show the efficiency of the work. We still recommend a 
more hearty engagement in the glorious work. All should be engaged in it; 
first, because it is the Master's work and is bound to glorify Him; and second, 
because the success of our cause is largely dependent on the culture of the 
minds and hearts of the young. It is a matter of com.mon consent among 
Ba;)tists that it is a good work; then let us show our appreciation by a hearty 
participation in the same. D. C. KELLY, 

W. J. WARD, 
ROBT. POWERS, 
D. C. HUxMPHREYS, 
H. EDWARDS, 
L. I. YATES, 

Committee. 

The report was discussed by Elder C. L. Powell and Bro. John E. Ray and 
adopted. 

After several announcements, on motion of Bro. J. L. Wescott, the Associa- 
tion adjourns until i o'clock p. m. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Moderator calls the Association to order. 

The committee on Religious Exercises reports that Elder A. V/. Price would 
preach at the stand at 2:30 o'clock. 



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Minutes of the 



The following brethren were granted leave of absence: M. H. Godwin, S. 
T. Thompson, D. C. Humphrey, A. Kinlan, E. T. Pittman, John Prevatt 
and J. H. Bass. 
• Prof. W. B. Royall reads the report on Education as follows: 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Baptists ought, of all people, to be the friends of education. They believe 
the Word of God to be the only infallible authority in things pertaining to 
Christian life and duty. They claim a readiness to have every doctrine tested 
by the witness of the Word. Again, with them no priestly function belongs to 
church officials. Every Christian is himself a priest unto God, and Jesus Christ 
the great High Priest. How great the need, therefore, for intelligent study of 
the Scriptures on the part of private Christians and the children growing up in 
their homes ! And how much greater the need that our ministers should be pre- 
pared by the best training which, in the providence of God, they can receive, in 
order that they may the better help those to whom God calls them to preach to a 
correct understanding of the truth as it is in Jesus ! 

It is gratifying, therefore, to know that the Baptists of our State are showing 
a steadily increasing interest in general education, and that they seem determined 
to place Wake Forest College, their own denominational institution, on a firmer 
basis by giving it a substantial endowment, which it is earnestly hoped will reach 
$100,000 by January i, 1884, and that the excellent seminaries for females at 
Murfreesboro, Oxford and Thomasville are in so flourishing a condition. But 
what is still more gratifying is the fact that at our college there are thirty-five 
young brethren who profess to be called of God to the Gospel ministry, with a 
larger number than we have had hitherto at the Theological Seminary. 

When we consider the piety and intellectual promise, as well as the number of 
these brethren, and the enthusiastic support given them by the churches, it is 
questionable whether so hopeful a prospect was ever before our denomination in 
regard to its ministry. 

W. B. ROYALL, 
JORDAN WOOLLARD, 
C. D. RUSS, 

Committee. 

After an earnest speech on education, its benefits, &c., by Prof. W. B. Royall, 
and remarks by Brethren J. S. DeVane and J. F. McMillan, the following 
pledges were given for ministerial education : 



Bogue $ 500 

Cheerful Hope 5 00 

Fair Bluff 10 00 

Griffin's Cross Roads 5 00 

Livingston Chapel 5 00 

Macedonia 10 00 

Mt. Sinai 5 00 

Mt. Zion 10 00 

Pleasant Plain 10 00 

Porter Swamp 5 00 

Piny Forest 15 00 

Cherry Grove 5 00 

Western Prong lO 00 

White Marsh 5 00 

Whiteville 10 00 

Abbottsburg 5 00 

Brown's Creek 5 00 

Edwards' Chapel 5 00 

French's Creek 10 00 

Galeed - . 10 00 

Hickory Grove ._ 5 00 

Mt. Pleasant- 5 00 

Paradise 5 00 



Salt Marsh $ 5 00 

Sandy Grove 5 00 

B.M.Roberts. 200 

Wooten's Chapel 10 00 

Bethel 5 00 

Lebanon 5 00 

Jos. Stanaland 5 00 

'Mt. Pisgah 5 GO 

J. L. Wescott- 5 00 

"Sharon 2 00 

Spring Branch 10 00 

Cape Fear Union 10 00 

Whiteville Union 15 00 

J. W. Dickson .... 10 00 

E. W. Wooten. 10 00 

PI. M. Brothers 2 00 

H. D. Williamson 5 00 

Bryant's Chapel. 5 00 

John F. McMillan 10 00 

Dr. J. F. Harrell 5 00 



$296 00 



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The report on Education is then adopted. 

On motion, Elder J. W. Gore is gi-anted leave of absence on account of sick- 
ness in his family. 

The hour for special order having arrived, on motion of J. F. McMillan, it is 
ordered that the preaching at the stand be dispensed with at this hour, that the 
whole congregation may liear Brother John E. Ray on State Missions. 

Elder J. W. Dickson reads the report on Missions as follows : 

REPORT ON MISSIONS. 

The spirit of Missions is the spirit of the Gospel. He who said to his disci- 
ples, " Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature," meant 
that these words should apply with equal force to us all. We can all contribute 
in some way to this great work, our time, our means, our influence. And all 
surely can give it their best wishes and their prayers. The life of Christ was one 
of toil, of sacrifice and suffering ; a life of missionary labor ; and the mind that 
Avas in Christ, the Apostle says, " let it be in you all." How many of our most 
devoted members, all over our Association, all over our State, were brought to 
Christ through our missionary efforts ! How many of our best churches were 
once only Mission Stations, and were placed upon a living basis by mission con- 
tributions ! Surely all our sacrifices have been abundantly rewarded. 

We specially commend to your consideration the Home Mission Board of the 
Southern Baptist Convention, which employs missionaries in most of the South- 
ern State ; the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Canvention ; 
the State Mission Board of the Baptist State Convention, which has 54 earnest, 
hard-working men of God laboring in nearly every part of the State. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. DICKSON. 
E. H. TODD, 
J. Q. ELKINS, 

Committee. 

Bro. J. E. Ray makes an earnest appeal in behalf of the work of State Mis- 
sions. A collection is then taken amounting to $27.20 in cash and $18.00 in 
pledges. The report was then adopted. 

After announcements had been given, on motion, the Association adjourns 
until g o'clock to-morrow morning. Bro. John E. Ray leads in prayer. 



FOURTH DAY— Morning Session, 

The Association meets at 9 o'clock a. m. Moderator Wooten in the chair. 
Engage in devotional exercises by reading fifth chapter of Ephesians, and sing- 
ing "Grace, 'tis a charming sound." Prayer by Elder G. W. Hill. Sings 
" Show pity, Lord, oh Lord forgive." Prayer was offered by Elder J. M. Reg- 
ister, in which special petition was made in behalf of our aged and venerable 
brother and former Moderator, Elder Haynes Lennon. 

The roll of churches is then called, and a majority not being present, the As- 
sociation joins in singing. 

A majority of the delegates having arrived, the Association is declared ready 
for business. 

The recently constituted church at Matthews, Brunswick county, petitions 
for membership in our body. Having enquired into the orthodoxy of the church, 
on motion, the petition is granted and the hand of fellowship given to the dele- 
gates. 

The proceedings of yesterday is read and approved. 

On motion of Elder J. M. Register, the Moderator appoints the following 
corresponding messengers : 



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To Gray's Creelz (col.) Association — Elder J. M. Register, Brothers B. M. 
Roberts and D. J, Allen. 

Elder C. L. Powell offers the following report on Temperance : 

Your committee on Temperance beg leave to report that the drinking of alco- 
holic beverages is one of the greatest evils of our land, and we recommend that 
our churches keep their eyes open upon this evil, and do all they can by precept 
and the enforcement of discipline, to eradicate it from our churches, and from 
our whole land. 

C. L. POWELL, 
G. W. FLINN, 
SNOWDEN SIINGLETARY, 

Committee. 

Remarks were made by Elder C. L. Powell, and, on motion, the report is 
adopted. 

Elder John Paul Lennon reads the report on Church Discipline, and after 
remarks by brethren Powell, J. P. Lennon, McMillan, DeVane, Jordan, Reg- 
ister and the Moderator, when, upon motion, tlie report was re-committed. 

The committee on Religious Exercises reports that Elder E. D. Johnson 
would preach at the stand at 10:30 o'clock and Elder W. T. Jordan in the 
house at II o'clock. 

Elder G. W. Hill reads the following report on Ministerial Examination: 

Your committee appointed to examine applicants for ordination to the Gos- 
pel ministry submit the following report: 

We have had Bro. Rufus M. Hilborn on examination, and while we are 
pleased v.'ith him in regard to his call to the ministry and doctrine, and as he 
has not yet had a call to the care of a church, we recommend him to exercise his 
gifts and apply himself as closely to study as his circumstances will admit 
another year, in order that his talents may be more fully matured. 
Respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTEE. 

On motion, the report is adopted. 

Bro. J. S. DeVane reads the report on Special Changes as follows: 

REPORT ON SPECIAL CHANGES. 

R. M. McRackin was called to his reward in February last. He was an 
earnest christian and a courteous gentleman. Lie was educated at the U. S. 
Military School at West Point, but seems to have had no inclination to the pro- 
fession of arms, and consequently never served in the army. In 1837 or '38, 
he joined the Baptist church at Bethel, near Smithvilie, with whom he labored 
for the Master until he removed to Columbus county, about the year 1854. He 
was a prime mover in organizing the Whiteville church, which was done in 
1862, where his membership remained until his death. Up to the war, Bro. 
McRackin possessed large means, and his liberality was very great. He taught 
school at intervals for a number of years and had always several scholars whom 
he taught free of charge. He oftened lectured publicly on temperance and 
Sunday Schools. Upon the subject of temperance he was particularly enthusiastic, 
affirming often that he would not take a drink of liquor for any earthly con- 
sideration. The community has lost in him a citizen of the highest type and 
the church one of its most valuable members. One notable thing in the case 
of Bro. McRackin is, that in his young days it was not an easy thing for a man 
of his culture and social qualities to be a Baptist. Our people were, as a rule, 
poor and socially obscure. But these considerations never deterred him for a 
moment from announcing his convictions and throwing his whole influence with 
his brethren. His brethren honored him in many ways. He was for a number 
of years Clerk of this Association. 

Bro. J . W. Ellis, of Pleasant Plains church, departed to his reward May 17, 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 13 

18S3. He was a man of strong, vigorous mind, and a zealous worker in the 
church and Sunday School. A lawyer of prominence, he was ever ready to 
devote his profession to the use of the poor and oppressed. He was a most 
generous, high-toned, christian gentknian. The limits of this report forbid 
our offering anything like an outline of the character of this great and good 
man. 

Back Swamp church mourns the loss of Deacon Jacob Thompson. For 30 
years a deacon. He served his church with fidelity to the end. 

James Nye has been called away from Big Branch. Sister Missouri McCol- 
skey of Cross Roads and Bro. G. M. Brown from the same church. Bro. A. 
F. P'reeman from the same church, died May, 1S83. We regret the want of 
space which forbids our enlarging on the virtues of these faithful servants of 
God. Last, Sister Fannie C. Dickson, wife of our beloved Elder J. W. Dick- 
son, has been recently called from among us. She was a most earnest christian 
and fitted for the duties of a pastor's wife. 

J. S. DeVANE, 
J. L. WESCOTT, 
THOMAS THOMPSON, 
J. \V. GORE, 
JOSEPH STANALAND, 
J. P. BARNES, 

Committee. 

It is moved that the report be adopted. 

After very feeling remarks on the characters of the deceased by Elder G. W. 
Hill and Bros. J. S. DeVane, Robt. Powers, J. P. Barnes, J. L. Wescott and 
the Moderator, the report is adopted. 

On motion of Elder C. L. Powell, the Association suspends business to hear 
the sermon by Elder \V. T. Jordan, prepared for the Introductory Sermon. 
Text, I Cor. 14: 40. 

On motion, the Association adjourns to meet at i o'clock p. m. 

Afternoon Session. 

Moderator calls the Association to order. Sings " My soul, be on thy guard." 
Prayer by Brother G. IT. Macon. 

Brother J. S. DeVane reads the report on Pastoral Support as follows : 

REPORT ON PASTORAL SUPPORT. 

Your committee submit the following : We believe there are two sides to this 
question, one of which is that ministers should minister to the people in holy 
things and break to them the bread of life faithfully ; and the people in turn 
should minister to the temporal necessities of the pastor. "If we have sown 
unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap of your carnal things ?" 
I Cor. ix : 11. TJie consecrated and devoted minister is entitled to his support. 
" Who goeth a Vi'arfare at any time at his ov/n charges ?" The laborer is worthy 
of his hire. " Even so hath the Lord ordained that they who preach the Gospel 
should live of the Gospel." And again, the minister should feed the flock of God 
under his care, taking the oversight thereof not by constraint, but willingly, not 
for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind, neither as being lords over God's heritage, 
but being ensamples to the flock. 

In conclusion, when the ministry shall fully recognize the high and holy call- 
ing and fully consecrate themselves to the work in which they are engaged, and 
the churches fully discharge their duty to their pastors, then we may confidently 
look for the church to reach a power and efficiency she has not yet attained. 
For this let us labor. For this let us pray. J. S. DeVANE, 

J. L. WESCOTT, 
THOS. THOMPSON, 
G. BUIE. 

H. D. WILLIAMSON, 
Committee. 



14 Minutes of the 

On motion, the report is adopted. 

The Aroderator recognizes Brethren W. S. Frink, of the Waccamaw Associa- 
tion, and G. H. Macon, of the Sunburry Association, Georgia, and they are 
welcomed to seats. 

The following brethren are granted leave of absence : Eli Wishart, J. P. 
Barnes, W. B. Odum and Charles Purnell. 

Brother G. W. Jones offers the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association be and are hereby heartily ten- 
dered to the brethren and friends of this community for their kindness and 
hospitality in entertaining the brethren and visitors to this session of the Asso- 
ciation. 

Elder J. P. Lennon offered the following report on Church Discipline: 

REPORT ON CHURCH DISCIPLINE. 

Your committee on Church Discipline beg leave to report as follows : We 
believe that good discipline in our churches is of such importance that no pastor, 
however intelligent or gifted in other respects, can be successful without it, or 
the church prosperous. We believe that good discipline is nothing more nor 
less than conforming to the usage of the first churches, according to the teach- 
ings of the Apostles. We, therefore, advise our churches to enforce strict dis- 
cipline according to the teachings of God's word. 
Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN P. LENNON, 
*J. W. SMITH, 
J. M. HIGHSMITH, 
L. C. MILLS. 
HAYNES EDWARDS, 
Committee. 

On motion, the report is adopted. 

The comm.ittee on Religious Exercises reports that Elders J. W. Dickson and 
D, B. Dow would preach at the stand during the evening. 

At the suggestion of Bro. T. S. Memory, Bro. J. 3. DeVane moves that a 
committee be appointed to draft resolutions expressive of our appreciation and 
love of our ex-Moderator, Rev. Haynes Lennon. 

J, S. DeVane and G. W. Hill are appointed as that committee. 

On motion of Elder Jordan, a committee of three is appointed to nominate 
the Executive Committee for the ensuing year. The chair appoints Bros. Orran 
Lennon, T. S. Memory and H. D. Williamson. 

Elder C. L. Powell offers the following resolution : 

Resolved, That this Association will, as far as possible, encourage the taking 
up of collections in our churches on every Lord's day, as taught in I Corinthians, 
i6 : I, 2. 

On motion, the resolution is adopted. . 

Elder Haynes Lennon asks to be excused from preaching the missionary ser- 
mon on to-morrow. 

On motion, Bro. Lennon is excused, and Prof. W. B. Royall is requested to 
take his place. 

Bro. J. S. DeVane, as chairman of the committee, offers the following report : 

Whereas, In the providence of God our relations with our beloved brother 
Haynes Lennon, as Moderator of this Association, has ceased ; therefore 

Resolved, That this body hereby tender to our ex-Moderator the expression 
of our exalted appreciation of his long and faithfully performed services as our 
presiding officer. 



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Resolved, That we tender him our christian love and sympathy, and we pray 
that God's richest blessings may attend his declining years. 

y. S. DeVANE, 
G. W. HILL, 

Committee. 

On motion, after remarks by Bro. J. S. DeVane, the resolution is adopted by 
a unanimous vote, rising. 

Bro. G. W. Jones offers the report of the Finance Committee, as follows: 

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

The undersigned report $75.64 as sent up for Minute fund. This October, 
1883. Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE W. JONES, 
THOS. BAREFOOT, 
G. W. FLINN, 

Finance Committee. 

On motion, the report is adopted. 

On motion of Elder C. L. Powell, the collections on to-morrow be appropri- 
ated to State Missions, after settlement with those to whom the Association is 
indebted. 

On motion of Elder Hill, it is ordered that 1500 copies of the minutes be 
printed. 

On motion of Bro. J. S. DeVane, the Clerk is allowed $ro for his services. 

The committee to nominate an Executive Committee for the ensuing year 
makes the foUowmg report : 

That the Executive Committee consist of Elders E. W. Wooten, D. J. Ray, 
and brethren G. W. Flinn, H. B. Collier and C. C. Gore. 

The committee on Religious Exercises reports that there will be preaching on 
the Sabbath at li o'clock at the stand, and in the church by Elders W. B. 
Royall and J. F. McMillan, and a Sunday School Mass Meeting at 9 o'clock a. 
m., conducted by Elder A. W. Price. 

Brother O. H. Powell reports for the Finance Committee as follows : 

The Finance Committee begs to report that the churches have sent up, for 
the various objects of the Association, in cash, $373.92. 

O. H. POWELL, 
H. B. COLLIER, 
T. K. WIGGINS, 

Committee. 

On motion, the report is adopted. 

Bro. J. S. DeVane offers the following resolution, which is unanimously 
passed : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body is due and are hereby tendered to 
the Moderator for the able and impartial manner in wlrich he has presided over 
this body. 

On motion of Elder J. M. Register, the hand of parting is extended to the 
delegates of those churches to whom we had granted letters of dismission to 
form a new Association, bidding them God speed. 

On motion of Elder D. J. Ray, the Association adjourns to the time and 
place indicated. Elder Haynes Lennon leads in Drayer. Benediction i^j 
F. McMillan. 

E. W. W^OOTEN, Moderator. 

John F. McMillan, Clerk. 



i6 Minutes of the 



FIFTH DAY— Sunday Morning. 

The day was bright and beautiful and a very large congregation was present, 
one of the largest in several years. The services of the day were opened with 
a Sunday School Mass Meeting, presided over by Elder A. W. Price, com- 
meijcing at 9:30 a. m. Addresses were made by Brethren A. W. Price, J. S. 
DeVane, W. T. Jordan, C. L. Powell and W. B. Royall, 

At II o'clock services were commenced in the house by singing and reading 
of the Scriptures. Prayer was offered by Rev. Archibald McFadyen, pastor of 
the Brown Marsh Presbyterian church, and then the Missionary Sermon was 
jjreached by Elder W. B. Royall, from 1st Peter, 4 : 10. 

At the same hour services were held at the stand. Prayer was offered by 
Elder J. W. Smith. Sings " 'Tis religion that can give," &c. Sermon by 
Elder John F. McMillan from the text. Matt, xxii : 4, 5, and Luke xiv, last 
clause 17th and first clause of the iSch verses. Thus closed an ex:ceedingly 
harmonious and pleasant session. 

JOHN F. McMillan, ckrk. 



REPORT OF TREASURER. 
S. E. WARD, Treasurer, In account zvith Cape Fear Association: 

1SS2. MINUTE FUND. I 

Oct. 26. To cash on hand. ".. $ 2 II 

26. To amount received from Finance Committee 87 78 

26. By amount paid G. \V. Hill, Clerk....... $3000 

1883. 

Jan. 24. By am't paid Edwards, Broughton & Co., for printing. 59 89 

$89 89 $89 89 

1882. education fund. 

Oct. 26. To cash on hand ..-$28 75 

To collection and paid by brethren at the Association 28 70 

Dec. 23. To cash of S. E. Ward 10 00 

18S3. 

Mar. 19. To cash of J. F. Ward - 800 

19. To cash of D. B. Dow 200 

Oct. 10. To cash of I. L. Pope 500 

17. To cash of G. P. Floyd 500 

1882. 

Oct. 26. Bv amount paid C. E. Taylor $2870 

23. ''' " " " '' 40 00 

Apl. 17. " " " " " - 1000 

17. " " . " " " ..- 8 75 

$87 45 ^87 45 

1883. DOMESTIC BOARD AND MISSION FUND. 

Oct. 23. To cash on hand ...$ 53 

Bybalance.. $ 53 

53 53 

To balance 53 cents. See Minutes of 1882, for full report. 
Respectfully submitted, 

S. E. WARD. 



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PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

DOMESTIC MISSION BOARD 




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.e^ear baptist association 



The Board was called to order by the former chairman, Elder E. W. Wooten. 
On motion, Elder E. W. Wooten is elected chairman; John F. McMillan 
Secretary; and Bro. T. S. Memory Treasurer. 
Elder E. W. Wooten offers his report as follows: 

Dear Brethren — As your General Superintendent, I beg to make the fol- 
lowing report: 

After consultation with the Executive Committee and other brethren, it was 
thought best to be cautious in our work, and it was at first decided not to 
employ any missionaries; but in the early Spring Bro. E. Ward wrote to the 
committee that he wished to engage in work during his vacation, in order to 
pay his indebtedness to the Association, which proposition was accepted and 
Bro. Ward labored fift3'-two days at $1.50 per day, and seventy-eight dollars 
was credited on his note. Fraternally, 

E. W. WOOTEN, 
General Supt. of Missions. 

On motion of Bro. J. S. DeVane, the report is received and adopted. 

Elder E. W. Wooten, as chairman, explains the work of the Executive Com- 
mittee. 

It is ordered that Elder E. W. Wooten be empowed to settle the past in- 
debtedness of the Board. 

The Chairman makes the following report on past indebtedness: 

STATEMENT. 



1882. 
Nov. 9. 



Balance due J- W. Dickson.. 

" E. W. Wooten.. 

" G. W. Hill 

•• R. McDaniel ... 

" " K^. Barnes 

" D. C. Kelley ... 

" D. J. Ray 



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Respectfullv yours, 

E. W. WOOTEN. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 23 

On motion, it is ordered that Bro. W. J. Ward be allowed to have the fol- 
lowing report recorded: 

I beg leave to report that I labored on the Brunswick field forty-two days, 
beginning April gth, 1881, and closing the 21st of the following month. Du- 
ring which time I preached thirty sermons, besides visiting and working as best 
to advance the cause. I made collections on the fifteen hundred doUar 
resolution, which was passed at the previous session of the Association, as fol- 
lows: Antioch, 25c.; Mt. Pisgah, $6.25; Mill Creek, $2.25; .Lebanon, $6.10; 
Bryan's Chapel, $3.05. Total from all, $17.90. Which amount I acknowl- 
edged to Elder Haynes Lennon, and was applied as part pay for my services 
while on the field. 

Respectfully, W. J. WARD. 

Bro. J. S. DeVane offers the following resolution: 

Whereas, Believing that the work heretofore done by this Board can be 
equally well done by the Association, therefore be it 

Resolved. That the Domestic Mission Board of the Cape Fear Association is 
this day dissolved and its work referred to the Association. 

Without remarks, the resolution is passed witl]i only one vote in the negative. 
On motion, adjourns. 

E. W. WOOTEN, Chairman. 
John F. McMillan, Secretary. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



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mmmmn annual sessisn 



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Cape Fear Baptist i^ssociation. 



HELD WITH 



Piny Forest Baptist Church, 
columbus co, n. 0, 

October 22d, 23d, 24th, 25th and 26th, 1884. 



Rev. JAMES W. DICKSON, Moderator, - - Whiteville, N. C. 

CHARLES D. FRINK, Clerk, - - - Cerro Gordo, N. C. 

Rev. JOHN F. McMILLAN, Ass't Clerk, ■- - Grists, N. C. 

Cot. Thos. S. memory, Treasurer, - - - Whiteville, N. C. 



RALEIGH : 

EDWARDS, BROUGHTON & CO., STEAM PRINTERS AND BINDERS. 

1884. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



EIGHTICTH ANNUAli SBSS10N 



OP THE 



Cape Fear Baptist JJssociation, 



HELD WITH 



Piny Forest Baptist Church, 



COLUMBUS CO., N. C, 



October 22d, 23d, 24th, 25th and 26th, 1884. 



Rev. JAMES W. DICKSON, Moderator, - - Whiteville, N. C. 

CHARLES D. FRINK, Clerk, - - - Cerro Gordo, N. C. 

Rev. JOHN F. McMILLAN, Ass't Clerk, - - Grists, N. C. 

Col. Tttos. S. MEMORY, Treasurer, - - - Whiteville, N. C. 



RALEIGH: 

EDWARDS, BROUGHTON & CO., STEAM PRINTERS AND BINDERS.. 

1884. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



David J. Clark Clarkston, Bladen County, N 

James W. Dickson Whiteville, Columbus •* 

'^' D. B. Dow Cerro Gordo, Columbus 

James W. Gore Whiteville Depot, Columbus " 

J. W. Gurganus - Abbottsbufgh, Bladen " 

George W. Hill Whiteville Depot, Columbus ' 

S. W. HiLBURN Robesoh, Columbus " 

RuFUS M. HiLBURN Clarkston, Bladen "• 

Daniel C. Kelly Clarkston, Bladen *' 

> Haynes Lennon .Orton, Columbus *' 

John Paul Lennon Robeson, Columbus " 

JohnF. McMillan Grists, Columbus " 

"' Carson L. Powell Cerro Gordo, Columbus " 

^ David J. Roy Smithburgh, Columbus " 

James M. Register White Hall, Bladen " 

R. M. Sessoms Lumberton, Robeson " 

* J. W. Smith , . ... Byrdsville, Columbus " 

/5 Lorenzo Sellers Supply, Brunswick " 

/^ E. L. Swain. , Supply, Brunswick " 

^'W. B. Pope Smithville, Brunswick " 



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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 



"E. W. Wooten, J. W, DrcKsos, J. Q. Elkins, 

O. H- Powell, . J. I. Williamson. 



PRQCEEDINGS. 



iFIRST DAY— Morning Session. 

Piny Forest Baptist Church, 
Columbus County, N. C, Wednesday, Oct. 22d. 1884. 

The Cape Fear Association met in its 80th annual session. 

The delegates and visitors assembled in the church at 11 o'clock A. M. The 
Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder David J. Roy, the appointee, irora 
II Kings 2 : g. The sermon was earnest, and urged the brethren to unity ^and 
zeal in the Master's work. 

An intermission was then given for one half of an ho^r. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association was called to order by the former Moderator, Elder E. W. 
Wooten, who read the Scriptures from II Thess., 2nd chapter. The brethren 
joined in singing; "Grace, 'tis a charming sound." Elder J, M. Register led. 
in prayer. 

Elder John F. McMillan, the former Clerk, acting as Clerk, and Elder J. W. 
Dickson was requested by the Moderator to assist in reading the letters. 

The list of churches was called, and a majority of messengers responding, 
the Association was declared ready for. business. 

On motion of Bro. J. S. DeVane, the church letters were called for. 

Elder Haynes Lennon stated that a Finance committee is necessary, and 
moved that brethren H. B. Collier, G. W. Jones and I. M. Powell be appointed 
to prepare a table on the following subjects, viz : State Missions, Home Mis- 
sions, Foreign Missions, Ministerial Education, Associational Missions, Pastor's 
Salary, Church Expenses, Other Objects and totals. 

Elder J, F. McMillan moved to amend by adding Sunday Schools and Min- 
ute Fund, stating that Sunday Schools were an important part of our work. 

Elder Lennon urged that he could see no relation between this body and Sun- 
day School work. 

The amendment was passed. 

The original motion was then passed as amended. 

Bro. I. M. Powell declined to serve as he could not give it the attention he 
would like. 

Bro. B^^iie wa,s added in place of Bro. Powell. 

The Clerk proceeded to call the list of churches, and the following delegates 
were enrolled : 

COLUMBUS COUNTY. 

Benevolence — G. F. Smith. 

BOGUE Chapel — George W. Flinn. 

Cedar Grove— J. W. Bullard, W. Y. Tyler, H. Strickland. 

Cherry Grove— W. R. Strickland, A. D. Buffkin. 

Cheerful Hope — 

Cross Roads — H. Lennon, R. Powers, C. Porter. 

Fair Bluff— A. M. Worley, I. M. Powell, J. C. Scarboro. 

Griffin's X Roads — A. M. Benton, J. R. McCalsky, M. G. Williams(»n. 

Livingston's Chapel — G. W. Applewhite. 



4 Minutes of the" 



Macedonia— W. W. Brown, Jr., 1>. B. Dow. 

Oak Dale— p. D. CoIJier. R. P. Britt. 

Mount Sinai- E, H. Todd, C. C. Todd, A. J. Mills.. 

Mount Zion — Oran Leranon, R. M. Elkins. 

Pleasant Plains — J. W. Harrelson, W. J. MilUcan, J. F. HaruelS, 

Porter Swamp— J . C. Carroll, C. J. Godwin, P. T. Godwin. 

Piny Forest— W. H. Vann, E. H. Nance, C. D. Frink. 

Sweet Home — H. Coleman. 

Western Prong— H. B. Collier, T. K. Wiggins, D.. J. Rc^. 

White Marsh— Thos. Barefoot, I. M. Highgmith, W. T. Weaver, 

Whiteville — Gaston Thompson, W. J. Dyson, J. I, Williamson, 

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BLADEN COUNTY, 

Abbottseurgh — R. L. Mason, D. Cailliham, 
j Brown's Creek — J. M. Davis. 
Bethel — J. W. King. 
Edward's Chapel — By letter. 
French's Creek — C. B. Pridgen, Loftin Pridgen, 
Galeed — J. M. Frink. 
Hickory Grove — George W. Jones, 
Mount Pleasant — G. Buie, 
Paradise — D. J. Clark, 
Salt Marsh — By letter. 

Shady Grove — Z. G. Thompson, ', 

Wooten's Chapel — J. S. DeVane. 

BRUNSWICK county, /,! 

AntiocH — By letter. 

Bethel— B. D. Wescott, G. F, Drew, ■' 

Bryant's Chapel — By letter. 
Lebanon — I. W. Harrellson, E. C, Ward. 
Matthews — J. W. Benton. 
Mill Creek — By letter. 

Mount Pisgah — L. Sellers, T. A. Summons, Jo. StanaJancf, 
Myrtle Branch — James Ganey. 
'■ Town Creek — Burge Potter. 
S>hTHTiLLE— J.' L. Wescott, A.J. Robbins, W. B. Popev 

PENDER COUNTY. 

Sharon — H. B. Williams. 

HORRY COUNTY, S. C. 

Spring Branch — O. B. Granger, W. B. Hammonds, M. J. Granger. 

On motion of Elder J, W. Dickson, the letters were received. 

Bro. T- ^- DeVane moved that we proceed to the election of officers. Elders 
E. W. Wooten and Haynes Lennon were placed in nomination for Moderator. 
Elder Lennon was elected. Elders Jno. F. McMillan and J. W. Dickson were 
nominated for Clerk. Elder McMillan wss elected. Brethren T. S. Memory 
and Orren Lennon were nominated for Treasurer. Brother T. S. Memory was 
elected. 

After the election of Treasurer, Brother John F. McMillan offered bis resig- 
nation as Clerk as follows : 

To the Cape Fear Association : ■ ■ 

Dear Brethren : Please alloAV me to' thank you for the confidence and 



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tonor reposed in me in electing nie Clerk, but by reason of the attitude of the 
Treasurer towards the Clerk, it is impossible for me to serve, and beg you to 
relieve me. 

Fraternally, 

Jno. F. McMillan, 

On motion of Brother J. S. DeVane, the resignation was received. 

The Association proceeded to elect a Clerk. Brother C. D. Frink was 
elected. Elder John F. McMillan was then elected Assistant Clerk. 

On motion of Brother Orren Lennon, an invitation was extended to Corre- 
sponding Messengers. Elder C. E. Beard was welcomed from the Cedar Creek 
Association. 

On motion of Elder J. W. Gurganus, the Moderator was requested to raise 
the usual committees. 

On moti.on of Brother J. L. Wescott, the chair was requested to select the 
members of the committees : 

The chair announced the following committees : 

On Religious Exercises. — The Deacons of this church, and G. W. Jon-es, I, 
M. Powell and Orren Lennon. 

On Ministerial Education. — Brethren |. S. Devane, I. M. Powell, W. B. 
Pope, C. Porter and Elder D. J. Clark. 

On- motion of I. M. Powell, the Association adjourned untii 9:30 a. m. to- 
morrow. 

Prayer by Elder J, W. Dickson. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. r,,. 

The exercises of the morning were opened at 9:30 o'clock with religious 
exercises, Elder David J. Roy leading. The Scriptures were read from ist 
John, third chapter. ■ The hymn commencing " The Lord Jehovah reigns," was 
simg. Elder J. W. Gore led in prayer. Joined in singing hymn, "Jesus, 
delightful, charming name." Elder W. B. Pope led in prayer. 

The Moderator took the chair and called the house to order. List of churches 
called and a majority answered. The Association was declared ready for 
business. 

Proceedings of yesterday read and approved. An invitation was renewed to 
visitijig brethren. Brother J. F. Ward was welcomed from the Robeson 
County Association. . . 

On motion of Elder D. C. Kelley, an invitation is extended to churches wish- 
ing to connect themselves with our body. 

The church at Town Ci-eek, Brunswick county, N. C, petitioned for mem- 
bership. On motion, Elder John Paul Lennon stated the history of the church. 
Elder J. M. Register moved that the church be received into our Association. 
The order was passed and the right hand of welcome extended. 

The church at Oakdale, Columbus county, N. C, petitioned for membership. 
On motion of Elder D. J. Roy, Elder Wooten, the pastor, gave the history of 
the church. On motion of Elder J. M. Register, the church was received and 
the right hand of welcome given to the delegates. 

Letters called for and read from churches, none reporting yesterday. On 
motion of Elder D. J. Roy, the letters were received. 

The Moderator announced the following committees : 

Sunday School— C. L. Powell, D. C. Kelly, J. L. Wescott and E. W. 
Wooten. 

Temperance—]. F. Harrell, J, R. McCalskey, J. W. Harrelson andO. Len- 



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S^tiai Changes— 'i. W. Gurganus, G. W. Jones, H. B. Collier, J. W. UioR- 
son and E. W. Wooten. 

Pastoral Support— T . P. I.ide, J. W. Dickson. J. L. Wescott and D. J. Roy. 

Church Disciplme — E. W. Wooten, J. P. Lennon and J. W. Greene. 

Weekly Prayer Meeting — J, M. Register, D. C. Kelly and J. C. Scarboi-o. 

Ministerial Examinatiojt — D. J. Roy, J. W. Dickson, J. P. Lennon, E. W. 
Wooten and J. M. Register. 

Missions — F. J. McMillan, C. B. Bridgers, J. C. Carroll and J. M. High- 
smith. 

Constitutional A mendments — ^J. S. DeVane, J. M. Register, D. J. Roy, D. 
C. Kelly, J. W. Gore and Haynes Lennon. 

On Correspondence — T. S. Memory, T. K. Wiggins, T. Barefoot, I. M. 
Powell and G. W^ Flinn. 

Bro. George Smith, from Benevolence, asked for leave of absence On account 
of sickness in his family. ' ' "_ ' .;"'..,.! ,_,■! 

Bro. Roy asked permission that the Committee oil Constitution Ue allowed 
until next session to make their report. 

Elder Lennon warned the Association to act slowly in changes of the ConsEi- 
tution. Bro. DeVane fully agrees with the Moderator. 

Bro. DeVane moved that Elder H. Lennon be added to the Committee on 
Constitution. On motion, the committee is granted until next session to report. 

A running discussion upon the propriety of appointing a committee on inves- 
tigating into the orthodoxy of some of our churches, but was finally withdrawn. 

On motion of Elder McMillan, it is ordered that we give way at 12 o'clock 
to-day, for preaching in the house. 

The invitation to visiting brethren from other Associations was renewed. Eld. 
R. McDaniel, Pee Dee, E. D. Johnson, Cedar Creek, were welcomed. 

On motion of Elder McMillan, a committee was ordered to be raised on Peri- 
odicals and on the appointment of the E3recutive Committee. 

The Moderator appointed the comnjittees as follows : 

On Periodicals— W. T. Jordan, C. D. Frink, J. S. DeVane and J. I. Wil- 
liamson. 

To Select Execittive Committee—^. W. Wooten, C. B. Pridgen, O. Lennon 
and J. L. Wescott. 

The Committee on Church Discipline made the following report : 

REPORT ON CHURCH DISCIPLINE, 

We believe that good discipline in our church is of such importance that no 
pastor, however intelligent or gifted in other respects, can besuceessful without 
it, or the church prosperous. We believe that good discipline is nothing more 
nor less than conforming to the usage of the first churches aiccording to the 
teachings of the apostles. We therefore advise our churches to enforce a strict 
discipline according to the teachings of God's word. 

Respectfully, 

Committee. 

On motion of Elder McMillan, the report was laid on the table to be taken 
up on assembling in the afternoon. 

The Association then gave way to hear a sermon from Elder E. D. Johnson, 
of the Cedar Creek Association, using for a text II Cor. iv: 7. Theserman was 
well delivered and very much enjoyed by the Association. 

The Association took a recess for 30 minutes. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Moderator Mied' th6 Association to order* Elder C. L. Powell led in 
prayer. 



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J5k.dditional letters were read by the Glerk. 

felder D. J. Roy moved that the letter from Macedonia be. laid on the table 
and made the special order for ii o'clock to-morrow. 

On motion of Elder Roy, the other letters were read and accepted. 

The report on discipline was then taken up and discussed. 

Elder Powell thought this one of the most important reports to be presented. 
Thought our churches should be pruned. The pruning would assist the active 
membership. 

Elder D. J. Clark agreed with the former speaker. Elder W. T. Jordan 
tbought we should train our brethren and we would accomplish a great deal 
more than by scolding and fault finding. There should be more pastoral work; 
visit your people and advise your charge. Bro. J. S. DeVane thought we 
should not only advise, but show that we deeply feel for and sympathize with 
the brethren in their weakness. The discussion was continued by brethren J. 
W. Dickson, I. M. Powell and the Moderator. The report was then adopted. 

Elder W. T. Jordan, of the Robeson Association, and brother B. F. Keith, 
of the Eastern Association, were recognized and welcomed to seats. 

Elder C. E. Beard was announced to preach at the stand immediately, 

IBro. J. S. DeVane offered the following report on Ministerial Education : 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

We do not presume to argue the question of an educated ministry. We are 
thankful that the day when such argument might have been necessary has passed 
away forever. We are confident that no Baptist connected with this body would 
debate that question for a moment. But while we contend earnestly for an 
educated ministry, we would not be understood as departing in any degree from 
the ancient faith of our church — namely, that a call from God is the first great 
pre-requisite. But we hold, in the language of Dr. Taylor, that whom God 
calls to preach his word, he also calls, to use every available means to qualify 
himself to do so profitably and acceptably. We are grateful to God for the 
work this body has done and is doing in this glorious enterprise of aiding poor 
and deserving young men to qualify themselves to preach the word. And espe- 
cially are we grateful for the earnest spirit manifested by our membership, 
which we regard as a promise of greater things in the future. 

There is one matter in this connection that we wish to bring before this body. 
While we have recently adopted t,he wiser and better plan of extending aid to 
these young brethren in the way of a gift. Such was not the plan formerly, 
and while Bro. John F. McMillan was a student at college, the aid he received 
from the Board was in the way of a loan. This loan has proven an unfortunate 
matter. Bro. McMillan has found himself at the very threshold of life ham- 
pered by this debt, which he has not been able to pay. This has had the effect 
partially to force him into secular pursuits, thus injuring his progress in the 
ministry. He has had those dependent on him to neglect whose claim would 
have been unnatural and wrong. This debt has already been a source of un- 
pleasant feelings, and has been like a millstone around Bro. McMillan^ neck. 

Now, as Baptists and lovers of Christ and his cause, we earnestly appeal to 
the Association to forgive Bro. McMillan this debt. We can afford to be gen- 
erous, dear brethren, and if this money were paid to-day who of us would be 
richer ? Moreover, if It is right to have made gifts to other young men under 
like circumstances, how can it be wrong to make this a gift to Bro. McMillan ? 
Dear brethren, let us be generous, and lift this load from our dear brother. We 
beg you also, brethren, to extend the same forgiveness to brethren N. R. Pitt- 
juan, W. B. Pope and Everett Ward. 



Respectfully submitted. 



J. S. DeVane, 
I. M. Powell, 
David J. Clark, 
C. Porter. 



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On motion of Elder J. W. Dickson, that part of the report referring to gen- 
eral education is made the special order for 2 o'clock to-morrow. 

On motion of Elder C. L. Powell, the second part of the report referring to 
forgiving the debts of those owing the Association be adopted. 

Elder Haynes Lennon expresses himself as very much opposed to the adop- 
tion of the report. 

The adoption of the report was earnestly advocated by brethren J. S. DeVane, 
I. M. Powell, D. J. Clark and J. F. Harrell. Elder W. T. Jordan made a 
statement of his indebtedness. The question was called for. Bro. T. S. Mem- 
ory made a motion to adjourn. The motion to adjourn was voted down. The 
question was again called for and the report was adopted. 

The report having been adopted, Elder Haynes Lennon vacated the chair 
and offered his resignation as Moderator. His resignation was received. Bro. I. 
M. Powell nominated Elder J. W. Dickson for Moderator. On motion of Bro. 
J. S. DeVane, the rules were suspended, and Elder Dickson was elected by 
acclamation. 

Leave of absence was granted to brethren George W. Jones, D. J. Roy and H. 
B.Collier. On motion of Bro. DeVane, the Association adjourned until 9.30 
o'clock to-morrow morning. 

Prayer by Elder D. C. Kelley. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

The prayer-meeting exercises were opened at 9.30 o'clock. Elder C. L. Pow- 
ell leading. The Scriptures were read from Psalm S4th. Prayer was offered 
by Bro. John L. Wescott. Joined in singing hymn "Pass me not, O gentle 
Savior." Prayer by Elder Thomas P. Lide. 

Moderator Dickson in the chair. The proceedings of yesterday's session were 
read and approved. 

Elders Thomas P. Lide and A. W. Price, of the Pee Dee Association, S. C, 
were recognized by the Moderator and welcomed to seats. 

A letter was read from the church at Clarkton, Bladen county. N. C, petition- 
ing for membership in our body. Remarks were made by several of the breth- 
ren and the church having been found in acc6rd with our faith, on motion of 
Elder C. L. Powell, the petition was granted, and the right hand of welcome was 
extended to the delegates. 

On motion of Elder C. L. Powell, the Association agreed to adjourn at 12 
o'clock, for preaching in the house. 

The hour for special order having arriving for the consideration of the letter 
from Macedonia, on motion of Bro. J. S. DeVane, the matter was referred to 
a committee of seven consisting of Elder Haynes Lennon, Thomas Barefoot, 
L. I. Yates, Elder Lorenzo Sellers, Joseph Stanaland, J. L. Wescott and Geo. 
W. Flinn. 

It was ordered that brethren A. ^L Benton and C. B. Pridgenbe added to the 
Committee on Finance. 

Brother Joseph F. Harrell offered the following report on Temperance : 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Your committee on Temperance have reviewed with astonishment the multi- 
tude of counsel in the many reports on this weakness (so-called), and if through 
mistaken charity any church that tolerates or connives at dram drinking, treating 
or salooning in their members, that church is not so much entitled to our 
sympathy as the unfortunate professor and possessor of the evil, who should be 
willing to labor under disability and occupy a low seat. The Christian Church 
founded on the word of God is right the world over ; then such pernicious prac- 



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tice, so notorious in Christian professors, is wrong and breeds contempt on the 
household of faith and eventuates in ruin if not in counterfeit religion. 

The standard of all institutions, religious and secular, must fluctuate accord- 
ing to the habit and conduct of their legal representatives who should be 
examples of morality and religion ; therefore. 

Resolved, That in order to elevate our standard, all officers and messengers of 
this Association should, as a rule, be chosen from that portion of the member- 
ship which demonstrates the power of self-control by avoiding the temptations 
of the dramshop and its consequences, and that the churches take due notice 
to observe this rule. 

Respectfully, 

J. F. Harrell, 
I. R. MCCOLSKEY, 
J. W. Harrelson, f 
O. Lennon. 

Remarks were made by brethren Elders D. J. Clark, W. T. Weaver, Elder 
D. C. Kelley, J. S. DeVane, C. L. Powell, J. F. McMillan, W. T. Jordan and 
J. L. Wescott. The speeches were interesting and all deplored the evils of 
intemperance in its various forms. The report was adopted. 

The Association then gave way to hear a sermon from Elder Thomas P. Lide, 
of the S. C. Pee Dee Association, from John 6 : 40. The sermon was very 
edifying and convincing. Prayer by Elder R. McDaniel. 

A recess was then given for 30 minutes. 

Afternoon Session. 

Moderator Dickson in the chair. Letters were read from churches not re- 
porting previously. The letters were received. 

On motion of I5rother A. M. Benton, the location of the next session of the 
Association was taken up. Petitions were received from the churches at Bogue 
Chapel and Griffin's X Roads. 

Bogue Chapel was selected, and 11 o'clock a. m. Wednesday before the first 
Sunday in October, 1885, as the time. Elder John F. McMillan to preach the 
Introductory Sermon. 

Prof. W. B. Royall, of Wake Forest College, Bro. Livingston Johnson, of 
the N. C. Pee Dee Association, and Bro. William Hughes, of the Waccamaw 
Association, were recognized and welcomed to seats in our midst. 

The hour for the special order having arrived, the first part of the report on 
Ministerial Education was taken up and discussed. Bro. W. B. Royall urged 
the great necessity of education, but especially that of ministerial education. 
Did not believe any man was called to preach the gospel, who refused to take ad- 
vantage of the means God clearly gives him to improve his opportunities. 
God calls poor boys to preach, and it is the privilege of the churches to educate 
them. The subject was further discussed by Elders W. B. Pope, C. L. Powell 
and A. W. Price, and the report was adopted, and a number of pledges given. 

Bro. I. M. Powell read the following 

REPORT ON NOMINATIONS. 

Waccomaw Association — Elder J. W. Gore, E. H. Todd, J. F. Harrell, 
Thomas Thompson and J. W. Harrellson. 

Cedar Creek — Elder J. M. Register, T. K. Wiggins and Oran Lennon. 

Eastern— YAAe.x D. C. Kelley, Thos. Barefoot, I. M. Highsmith and G. W. 
Flinn. 

Pee Dee {S. C.)— Elder C. L, Powell, Elder J. P. Lennon, I. M. Powell and 
Levi Granger. 

Robeson County — Elder H. Lennon, C. Porter, G. W. Jones and R. L. Mason. 



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Lumi^r Xiver (Col.)— Eldex U. Lennon, Elder D. B. Dow, H. B. Collier 
and A. M. Benton. 

Baptist State Convention — Elder H. Lennon, Elder E. W. Wooten, Elder 
J. F. McMillan, Elder J. W. Dickson and J. W. Hall. 

T. S. Memory, 
T. K. Wiggins, 
Thos. Barefoot, 
• G. W. Flinn, 

I. M. POWELI^ 

Committee, 

Elder Haynes read the following report on the lettet. from Macedonia: 

Your committee, to whom the Letter from Macedonia was referred, would 
most respectfully say, we have considered the matter and that as the condition 
now stands with that body, we advise the adoption of their letter and enrolment 
of their messengers. Respectfully submitted, 

Haynes Lennon, 
Thos. Barefoot, 
J. L. Wescott, 
L. I. Yates, 
Lorenzo Sellers, 
G. W. Flinn, 
Joseph Stanaland, 

Committee. 

On motion of Elder McMillan, the Association adJQurned until 9:30 o'clock 
to-morrow morning. 

Several announcements were made. 
Prayer was offered by Elder A. W. Price. 



FOURTH DAY— Morning Session. • 

The exercises were opened by a prayer meeting at 9:30 o'clock, conducted 
by Elder D. J. Clark, who read the 23rd Psalm. Prayer by Elder A. W. Price. 
United in singing " There is fountain filled with blood." Bro. W. Royall led 
in prayer. Sung "Take the name of Jesus with you." Prayer by Bro. W. 
T. Jordan. Sung "Sweet hour of prayer." Prayer by Elder J. W. Gore. 

The hour for business having arrived, the Clerk announced that Moderator 
Dickson had been called off to preach the funeral sermon of Sister Sarah Wil- 
Kams, and moved that Bro. J. S. DeVane be elected Moderator /n? tern. 

Roll of churches was called and a majority being present, the Association was/ 
declared ready for business. 

The proceedings of yesterday were read and approved. 

Elder C. L. Powell read the following report on Sunday Schools : 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We are glad to report that most of our churches have evergreen Sunday 
Schools. The interest manifested in the Sunday School anniversaries and Con- 
vention, show an increased interest in the work, and the large numbers added to 
the churches from the ranks of the Sunday School show the efficiency of the work. 
We still recommend a hearty engagement in the glorious work. It is the Mas- 
ter's work, and is bound to glorify God. Therefore we recommend that all 
Baptists use their utmost efforts for the upbuilding of the Sunday School cause. 

C. L. Powell, 

D. C. Kelly, 
J. L. Wescott, 

E. W. Wooten, 

Committee. 



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After remarks by Elders D. J. Clark, A. W. Price and C. L. Powell, the 
report was adopted. 

The Clerk read the following report on Missions : 

REPORT ON MISSIONS. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

I The Lord is greatly blessing the efforts of our missionaries in foreign lands, 
in' Asia, Africa, Europe, Mexico and South America our missions are wonder- 
fully progressive. But while this is a fact, it is sad to reflect that the spirit of 
our churches is not up to the demands of the work. Increased liberality is 
needed to save our foreign mission work from serious embarrassment. 

HOME MISSIONS. 

Since the death of our lamented brother Dodson, the subject of Home Mis- 
sions has not been impressed upon the minds of our brethren as it ought. The 
importance of this mission ought to commend itself to the serious consideration 
6f all the churches — and it ought to be liberally supported. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

The State Mission Board of the Baptist State Conveittion has in its employ 
about 60 missionaries. Many more are needed to supply the destitution in the 
limits of our own State. " How shall they preach except they be sent ?" The 
best and surest way to accomplish this great work is to unite the Baptists of 
the whole State in prosecuting it. To this end we urge the Association to 
heartily to co-operate with the State Mission Board of the Baptist State Con- 
vention. We feel that the notice of the Association ought to be directed to 
the importance of uniting with the State Board in aiding the Baptist cause in 
Smithville. Smithville is fast becoming a place of note and is destined in the 
aear future to take its place alongside the more renowned watering places and 
summer resorts. Hundreds now seek its pleasant sea breezes during summer. 
We ought to aid our struggling brethren there. Let us urge upon the brethren 
greater liberality in all these departments of mission work. 
Respectfully, 

J. C. Carroll, 
C. B. Pridgen, 

I. M. HiGHSMITH, 

Committee, 

On motion of Elder E. W. Wooten, the report was made the special order 
for II o'clock to-day. 

Elder E. W. Wooten, as chairman, offered the report of the Executive Com- 
mittee as follows : 

Your Executive Committee for the past year would report in brief an account 
of their work during the past year. The committee met promptly after the 
Association and suweyed the field, and we found many things that confronted 
us of an unfavorable nature and has given us much anxiety and care, and we, 
brethren, thought that as your representatives we ought and should be eco- 
nomical and prudent in our appropriations. We, therefore, have made only 
one appropriation, that in the sum of twenty-five dollars to Brother J. W. Gore, 
to supply the station at Old Dock. We feel confident, brethren, that the 
outlook is cheering and hopeful ; let us, therefore, take courage and go on. 

E. W. WooTEN, Chairman. 

Brother I. M. Powell moved that the report be received. After remarks by 
Elder Wooten, the report was received. 

The Clerk read the following report on Special Changes, and, on motion, it 
was adopted. 



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REPORT ON SPECIAL CHANGES. 

Brother Stephen Edwards, of Hickory Grove church, was called to his reward 
July 31st ; Brother Daniel Hester, September 2nd ; Sister Sarah Hester, March 
5th ; Sister Catherine Nance, March 12th ; Sister Elizabeth Stubbs, July 20th; 
Sister Mary A. Singletary, August 15th. 

White Marsh also reports four deaths in their midst during the past year. 
Sweet Home reports the death of Brother James Ward in November, 1883, 
who was a faithful Christian and an earnest worker in the cause of Christ ; who 
served his church as deacon for 20 years, ever letting his light shine before the 
world that others might glorify God, dying in the triumph of a gospel faith, 
and has gone to that rest that remain for the people of God. 

J. W. GURGANUS, 

H. B. Collier, 
e. w. wooten, 
George W. Jones, 

Committee. 

Elder C. L. Powell read the following report on Pastoral Support. Remarks 
were made by Elder W. T. Jordan and an essay was read by Elder Haynes 
Lennon, after which the report was adopted. 

REPORT ON PASTORAL SUPPORT. 

Your committee submit the following : We believe there are two sides to this 
question, one of which is that ministers should minister to the people in holy 
things and break to them the bread of life faithfully ; and the people in turn 
should minister to the temporal necessities of the pastor. " If we have sown 
unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap of your carnal 
things?" I Cor. ix : 11. The consecrated and devoted minister is entitled to 
his support. "Who goeth a warfare at any time at his own charges?" The 
laborer is worthy of his hire. " Even so hath the Lord ordained that they who 
preach the Gospel should. live of the Gospel." And again, the minister should 
feed the flock of God under his care, taking the oversight thereof not by con- 
straint, but willingly, not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind, neither as being 
lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. 

In conclusion, when the ministry shall fully recognize the high and holy call- 
ing and fully consecrate themselves to the work in which they are engaged, and 
the churches fully discharge their duty to their pastors, then we may confidently 
look for the church to reach a power and efficiency she has not yet attained. 
For this let us labor. For this let us pray. 

T. P. LiDE, 
J. W. Dickson, 
J. L; Wescott, 
D. J. Roy, 

Committee. 

Bro. Thos. Davis, col., of the Lumber River Association (col.), is recognized 
and welcomed to a seat. 

The hour for the special order — the consideration of the report on Missions — 
having arrived, the report was re-read and discussed by Prof. W. B. Royall, 
John F. McMillan and W. B. Pope when, on motion, the report is adopted. 

Elder W. T. Jordan read the following report on Periodicals : 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The circulation of good religious literature is a great and good work. It is a 
very effectual way of not only furnishing useful information, but of preaching 
the gospel. There is a vast amount of vile and obscene literature being scat- 
tered everywhere by men and companies of men, who aim only to make money 
without regard to the influences that may follow. We see it on the cars, in the 



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feotels, irn the stores, and irf the houses oftentimes of good brethren. Its influ- 
ences can only be met an'd counteracted by the circulation of purely religioiis 
newspapers and books. We should put them in the hands of children at an 
early age, anil our people should be taught to famish their homes wJth the best 
of reading. 

Every party or denomination ha's its paper as a means of communication. A 
good religious paper is indispensable to every denoihirJation. Besides being a 
means of furnishing information, it is a great educator, unifier and helper. We 
commend the Biblical Recorder, Foreign Alission Journal z.nd Kind Woi-ds 
as pure in doctrine, sound in faith and well worthy our support. 

W. T. Jordan, 
C. D. Frink, 
J. S. DeVane, 
J. I. Williamson, 
" ' ■ ^ Committee. 

Bro. Orrin tehnbn moved that the report be received. After remarks by 
Elder W. T. Jordan, the report was adopted. 

Elder Wooten distributed one hundred copies of the Foreign Mission Journal. 

Bro. John L. Wescott submitted for the committee the following brethren to 
act as Executive Committee for the ensuing year: 

Your committee to select an Executive Committee for the next Associational 
year would beg leave to submit the following named brethren to compose said 
committee : 

E. W. Wooten, J. W. Dickson, J. Q. Elkins, O. H. Powell, J. I. Wil- 
liamson. •;-.,;, 
Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

The Association took a recess for thirty minutes. 

Afternoon Session. 

Bro. J. S. DeVane, Moderator /r^; tern., called the Association to order. 

The clerk calls the list of churches and corrected the list of delegates, and 
called attention to the mistakes occurring in statistical table, and asked the dele- 
gates to be careful to correct. 

Bro. Gillespie Buie offered the report of the Finance committee, as follows : 

REPORT. 

The Finance committee beg leave to report the following assets sent up by 
the churches to the Association : For Ministerial Education, $7.51; State Mis- 
sions, $13.39; Association Missions, $26.44; Foreign Missions, $21.03; Home 
Missions, $4.08; Minute Fund, $51.66. Totals, $204.11. 

Gillespie Buie, 
C. B. Pridgen, 
A. M. Benton, 

Committee. 

Elder John F. McMillan then made an appeal in behalf of Fair Bluff church 
and received a cash collection amounting to $18.06, together with some pledges. 

The Committee on Religious Exercises reported that Elder A. W. Price 
would preach at the Stand immediately and that at li o'clock to-morrow Elder 
W. B. Royall would preach in the house, and Elder C. L. Powell would preach 
at the Stand at the same hour. 

The Moderator announced to the Association that he had asked Bro. T. S. 
Memory, Treasurer of the Association, to turn over the notes to him to be 
given to the young brethren to whom they belonged, and that the Treasurer had 
refused to obey the Association. 



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Bro. I. M. Powell said the Association had authority, and. on motion, the 
■Moderator was ordered to give the young brethren included in the gift a cer- 
stificate showing the action of the Association. 

Bro. J. S DeVane thinks it would be well to have the Essay of Elder Haynes 
Lennon published; and, on motion, it was ordered to request the Recorder to 
publish the same. 

On motion of Bro. R. L. Mason, it was ordered have as many Minutes pub- 
lished as the money in hand would justify, after paying the Clerk ten dollars. 

Elder W. B, Pope offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association be hereby tendered to the 
brethren and friends of this community for their kindness and hospitality in 
entertaining the brethren and visitors to this session of the Association. 

On motion, the resolution was unanimously adopted. 

On motion of Elder E. W. Wooten, the Association adjourned. 

Prayer was offered by Prof. W. B. Royall. 

J. W. DICKSON, 
C. D. Frink, Clerk. Moderator. 



FIFTH DAY— The Sabbath. 

The exercises were opened at lo o'clock with a Sunday School Mass Meeting, 
which was addressed by brethren W. T. Jordan, Livingston Johnson and W, 
B. Royall, interspersed by appropriate and well selected music by the Sunday 
School scholars. 

At II o'clock Elder William B. Royall delivered a yery earnest and com- 
forting sermon in the church from Acts 22: 15, from which much good must 
result. At the same hour. Elder C. L. Powell preached to a large and apprecia- 
tive audience at the Stand. At the close of each sermon there was a collection 
taken up for State and Foreign Missions. 

After dinner was served, Elder John F. McMillan preached at the Stand. 

Thus closed a pleasant, and we trust a profitable session of the Association. 

CD. Frink, Clerk. 



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TREASURER'S REPORT. 
T. S. Memory, Treasurer, in account with Cape Fear Baptist Association. 
1883. Dr. 



October. To amount received at Association for all 



purposes 

To cash from Maggie Williamson. 

1884. 
February. To amount of S. E. Ward. 

1883. 
October. 



Cr. 
By amount paid B. F. Montague (Sunday 

collection) - 

By amount paid Edwards, Broughton & Co. . 
" •' " Clerk for postage and fees.. 

" S. E. Ward 

^' " '* Rev. McManaway 

♦' John E.Ray... 

" Rev. E. W. Wooten 



1884. 
August. 



" Prof. C. E. Taylor. 
Cash on hand. 



Whiteville, N. C, Oct. 25th, 1884. 



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The following churches and brethren redeemed their pledges for 1884, for 
education in full: 



Bogue... $5 00 

Griffin's X Roads 500 

Livingston Chapel 5 00 

Mt. Zion 10 CO 

Porter Swamp _ 5 00 

Piny Forest 15 00 

Mt. Pleasant 5 00 



Bethel $5 OO 

Lebanon 5 00 

Jno. L. Wescott 5 00 

H. D. Williamson 5 00 

Jno. F. McMillan 10 00 

J. F. Harrell... 5 00 

B. M. Roberts 2 00 



The following churches sent up the amounts annexed below, part payment on 
pledges: Fair Bluff, $4; Macedonia, $2; Pleasant Plains, $5; Edward's Chapel, 
%\; French's Creek, $1.33; Hickory Grove, $2.50; Salt Marsh, $3.20; Cape 
Fear Union, $9; Whiteville Union, % 

J. W. Powell's Sunday School Class of girls contributed $5 on Piny Forest's 
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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Eighty-First Annual Session 



OK THK 



Cape Fear Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH 



BOGUE CHAPEL CHURCH, COLUMBUS COUNTY, N. C, 



OCTOBER 31st, 22nd, 28rd, 24th and 25th, 1885. 



Rev. JAMES W. DICKSON, Moderator, Whiteville, N C. 

Rev. G. W. HILL, Clerk, Eoka, N. C. 

OLIVER H. POWELL, Treasurer, Whiteville, N. C. 



RALEIGH, N. C. : 
Edwards, Broughton & Co., Power Printers and Binders. 

1885. 



MINUTES 



OP THE 



Eighty-First Annual Session 



OF THE 



Cape Fear Baptist Association^ 



HELD WITH 



BOGUE CHAPEL CHURCH, COLUMBUS COUNTY, N, C. 



OCTOBER 21st, 22iid, 2Br<l, 24th and 2oth, 1885. 



Rev. JAMES W. DICKSON, Moderator, -..^Yhiteville,i,N.iC. 

Rev. G. W. HILL, Clerk, ...Eoka, N. C. 

OLIVER H. POWELL, Treasurer, Whiteville, N. C. 



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1885. 



List of Ordained Ministers. 



■^David J. Clark Clarkton, Bladen County, N. C. 

• James W. Dickson White ville, Columbus 

James W. Gore.... Whiteville Depot, Columbus 

George W. Hill _ Eoka, Columbus 

L. W. HiLBURN --. ..Robeson's, Columbus 

^RuFUS M. HiLBURN - Bladeuboro, Bladen 

Daniel C. Kelly Wilmington, New Hanover 

John Paul Lennon Robeson's, Columbus 

Carson L. Powell Abbottsburg, Bladen 

David J. Ray Whiteville, Columbus 

James M. Register White Hall, Bladen 

R. M. Sessoms Lumberton, Robeson 

\J. W. Smith .Byrd ville, Columbus 

Lorenzo Sellers Supply, Brunswick 

E. L. Swain Supply, Brunswick 

xA. W. Price Whiteville, Columbus 

E. W. WoOTEN Whiteville, Columbus 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 



J. W. Dickson. 
H. D. Williamson, 



G. W. Hill, 
H. B. Collier. 



E. W. WoOTEN, 



PROCEEDINGS. 



FIRST DAY— Morning Session. 

BoGUE Chapel Church, Columbus Co., N. C, 
Wednesday, October 21st, 1885. 

The services weie opened by Elder J. W. Dickson. Prayer by Elder G. W. 
Hill. 

Elder John F. McMillan, the regular appointee, preached the Introductory 
Sermon, founded on the 3rd verse of the Epistle of Jude. Subject: The Dis- 
tinctive Principles of the Baptist Denomination. 

At the close an intermission of 30 minutes was given. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator, Elder J. W. Dickson. 

The list of the churches were called. A majority being present, the Modera- 
tor read the 20th chapter of St. John, and the brethren joined in singing, "Be- 
fore the throne ye nations bow." Elder L. Sellers lead in prayer. 

The Moderator announced the Association ready to proceed to business. 

On motion, brethren Orran Lennon, R. S. Richardson and W. M. Monroe 
were appointed a Committee on Finance. 

Elder E. W. Wooten acting as Reading Clerk. 

On motion of Elder G. W. Hill, the church letters were called, read ai^d the 
names of the delegates present enrolled as follows: 

COLUMBUS COUNTY. 

Benevolence — Buck Brown, Gilmore Hobbs. 

Bogue Chapel—]. W. Hall, O. H. Powell, Arch. Barefoot. 

Cedar Grove — By Letter. 

Cherry Grove — B. F. S trick! in. 

Cheerful Hope — Jordan Woolard, John Collins. 

Cross Roads — Robert Powers, Hans Edwards. 

Fair Bluff— K. Q. Powell. 

Griffin's Cross Roads — J. R. McClosky, A. M. Benton, J. C. Lennon. 

Livingstone Chapel — J. Cumby. 

Macedonia — By Letter. 

Oak Dale— K/n. Porter. 

Mount Sinai— 'E. H. Todd, L. C. Mills, M. J. Harrelson. 

Mount Zion — O. Lennon, J. Q. Elkins, A. H. High. 

Palmyra — M. G. Sasser, J. W. Gore, Joel Sasser. 

Pleasant Plain — R. S. Richardson, J. F. Harrelson, J. M. M. Gore. 

Porter Swamp — P. T. Godwin, M. Hammonds. 



Minutes of the 



Piny Forest — H. D. Williamson, C. D. Frink. 

Sweet Ho?ne — A. A. White, J. M. D. Long. 

Western Prong — T. H. Wiggins, H. B. Collier. 

White Marsh — Thomas Barefoot, J. W. Rouse, W. T. Weaver. 

Whiteville — S. F. McDaniel, J. F. Thompson. 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Abbottsburg — M. A. Westmoreland, R. L. Mason. 

Brown's Creek — John T. Hester. 

Bethel — Not represented. 

Edward Chapel — Y. R. Porter. 

French's Creek — C. B. Pridgen, Loftin Pridgen. 

Galeed — T. C. Hilburn. 

Hickory Gtove — William E. Lewis, G. W. Jones. 

Mount Pleasant — J. B. Frank, W. R. Blackman. 

Paradise — D. J. Clark, D C. Kelly, A. J. Mishaw. 

Salt Marsh — A. J. Squires, J. H. Squires. 

Shady Grove — Z. G. Thompson. 

Sandy Grove — -A. J. Dove, A. J. Cain. 

Woolen's Chapel — J. S. Devane, D. S. Benson, W. M. Monroe. 

BRUNSWICK COUNTY. 

Antioch — By letter. 

Bethel— B. D. Wescott, Wm. Swain, G. F. Drew. 

BtyaJtt's Chapel — Not represented. 

Lebanon — C. M. Collins, J. W. Williams. 

Matheiv's—]. M. Benton. 

Mill Creek— ^y letter. 

Mount Pisgah - L. Sellers, Joseph Stanaland. 

Myrtle Branch — Not represented. 

Town Creek — Not represented. 

Smithville — J. S. Wescott. 

PENDER COUNTY. 

Sharon — A. B. Pridgen, A. J. Applewhite. 

HORRY COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. 

Spring Branch — R. H. Hatcher, S. T. Thompson, C. G. Enzor. 
Flemington (Columbus county, N. C.) — By letter. 

On motion of A. W. Price, the church letters were received. 

On motion of Bro. J. S. Devane, the Association proceeded to the election 
of officers. 

Elder G. W. Hill and Bro. J. S. Devane were requested to act as tellers. 

The election of officers resulted as follows: Elder J. W. Dickson, Modera- 
tor; G. W. Hill, Clerk; and Bro. O. H. Powell, Treasurer. 

On motion of Dr. J. F. Harrell, brethren J. W. Hall, Thomas Barefoot, O. 
Lennon, J. L. Wescott and A. F. Toon were appointed a Committee on Reli. 
gious Exercises; and Elder H. Lennon, Joseph Stanaland and T. S. Memory 
on Ministerial Education. 

On motion, an invitation was extended to visiting ministers and brethren 
from corresponding bodies: Elder A. W. Price, from the Pee 'Dee Association 
(S. C), and J. F. McMillan, from South Carolina, were welcomed to seats. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 5 

On motion of O. Lennon, it was agreed that a half-hour be spent each day 
in devotional exercises. 

The Association then adjourned Until to-morrow morning at 9:30 o'clock. 
Prayer by Elder A. W. Price. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Association met according to appointment, Elder E. W. Woolen leading in 
the devotional exercises. 

The hour for business having arrived, the list of the churches was called, a 
majority being present. A number of church letters are read and delegates 
enrolled. 

On motion of Elder D. C. Kelly, the invitation to visiting ministers and 
brethren was renewed. Elder R. T. Bryan, Missionary to China, and Brother 
John E. Ray, Corresponding Secretary Baptist State Convention, are welcomed 
to seats. 

On n>otion of Bro. S. F. McDaniel, i o'clock to-morrow was made the spe- 
cial order of the day for State Missions. 

On motion of Elder J. D. Clark, it was agreed that the AssociaSiion give way 
at 11:30 o'clock on to-morrow to hear a sermon from Elder R. T. Bryan. 

Bro. J. E. Ray announces that he will receive subscriptions for the Recorder. 

An invitation was extended to newly-constituted churches wishing to connect 
with the Association, whereupon a petition from the Palmyra church, Colum- 
bus county, N. C, was presented asking admission, which, after satisfactory 
evidence of its standing and orthodoxy, was received and the right hand of fel- 
lowship extended to the delegates. 

The Moderator announced the following com.mittees : 

On Sunday Schools — A. W. Price, B. D. Wescott and A. M. Benton. 

On Te?nperance — J. S. Wescott, D. J. Clark and Loftin Pridgen. 

On Special Changes — J. M. Register, Joseph Stanaland and H. B. Collier. 

On Pastoral Support — J. S. Devane, J. Q. Elkins, S. F. McDaniel and H. 
D. Williamson. 

On Church Discipline — E. W. Wooten, J. M. Register and J. C. Lennon. 

On Weekly Prayer-Meeting— 1.. Sellers, D. J. Clark, E, H. Todd and R. S. 
Richardson. 

On Ministerial Examination — H. Lennon, A. W. Price, J. W. Gore, J. Q. 
Elkins and J. L. Vv^'escott. 

On State Missions— K. T. Bryan, L. Sellers, D. C. Kelly, M. A. West- 
moreland. 

On the Selection of Correspotding Messengers — J. F. Harrell, Thomas Bare- 
foot, J. W. Gore and W. M. Monroe. 

On Periodicals — J. F. Harrell, O. H. Powell and T. S. Memory. 

To Select Executive Coitwiittee — J. M. Register, O. Lennon, A. F. Toon and 
■G. W. Jones. 

On Foreign Missions — R. T. Bryan, J. S. Devane and R. Q. Powell. 



6 Minutes of the 

Bro. John E. Ray was allowed the privilege of making a speech on the Or- 
phan Asylum, after which a collection was taken up amounting to $20.85. On 
motion of Bro. H. D. Williamson, a committee of five was appointed by the 
Moderator to solicit funds for that object. 

Elder H. Lennon was granted the privilege to take up a collection to aid 
Bro. W. J. Ward in completing his course at Wake Forest College. 

The Association then took a recess till i o'clock. 

Evening Session. 

The brethren assembled in the house, and joined in singing, " O for a Closer 
Walk with God," Bro. M. A. Westmoreland leading in prayer. 

Elder E. D. Johnson was welcomed to a seat. Bro. R. L. Mason was recog- 
nized as a delegate from Abbottsburg. 

Elder J. M. Register reads the following report : 

The committee to select the Executive Committee of the Cape Fear Associa- 
tion respectfully recommend the following named brethren : Elders J. W. 
Dickson, G. W. Hill and E. W. Wooten, and Brethren H. D. Williamson and 
and H. B. Collier. 

A letter of dismission was granted the Cross Roads church to join the Robe- 
son Association. 

Bro. J. E. Ray read the following 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

God has wonderfully blessed our State Mission work. Only fifty-five years 
ago the Baptist State Convention was organized, and at that time there were 
less than sixteen thousand Baptists in North Carolina. The first year of our 
Conventional history steps were taken to send out missionaries into the many 
coimties in which there were no Baptist churches. The missionaries were at 
first few, because of the meagre funds in the hands of the Board; but the Holy 
Spirit accompanied the Word preached, and thousands of souls were converted. 
The work has continued to increase, until now there are more than two hundred 
and thirty thousand Missionary Baptists in the State, and our Mission Board 
has seventy men at work, preaching the Gospel in the destitute portions of our 
commonwealth. The past three years alone chronicle the professed conversion 
of more than three thottsand souls, as the results of the efforts of the laborers 
sent out by our Board. 

But there is much destitution along our eastern border, and the Board is try- 
ing to supply it. It is in great need of money to pay these missionaries, who 
are dependent upon our brethren for meat and bread for their families. Shall 
we not gladly aid in the great work of brining North Carolina to Jesus Christ? 
Respectfully submitted, John E. Ray, 

b. C. Kelly, 
L. Sellers, 
M. A. Westmoreland. 

A number of brethren came forward and contributed to State Missions to 
the amount of about $14.25. 

On motion, the report was adopted.. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 



On motion of Bro. J. S. Devane, it was 

Resolved, That we make an effort to raise one hundred dollars during the 
year for State Missions. 

On motion, it was ordered that the Finance Committee pay over the amount 
sent up by the churches for the Orphan Asylum to Bro. J. E. Ray. 
Bro. J. F. Harrell read the 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

A good religious paper as an organ is indispensable to every denomination as 
a means of intercommunication, as a unifier and educator in the congregation and 
the family circle, and to this end wemost heartily recommend the Biblical Recor- 
der, and call on every pastor and active member to work for a more general circu- 
lation of our State denominational paper. The Baptist Courier s.n.A Religious Her- 
ald are worthy of patronage. Every denomination should be true to their own 
home publications and our own Sunday school literature. We have a good and 
useful Sunday school book house, or supply store, in our own State (at Raleigh, 
N. C), and all our schools and churches can save time and money by putting 
themselves in communication with that agency, conducted by Bro. J. E. Ray, 
and thus obtain the literature of our denomination. 

O. H. Powell, 
T. S. Memory, 
J. F. Harrell. 

After remarks by Elders C. L. Powell, D. C. Kelly and Brethren A. M. 
Westmoreland and J. E. Ray, the report was adopted. 

On motion of H. D. Williamson, the Association adjourned to 9:30 o'clock 
to-morrow morning. Prayer by J. L, Wescott. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

The devotional exercises were conducted by Elder D. C. KeHy. The list of 
churches was called. The proceedings of yesterday read and corrected. 

Church letters called for, read, and the names of delegates still arriving are 
enrolled. 

On motion of Elder J. M. Register, it was agreed to designate the time and 
place of the next session of this body, petitions having been sent up from Grif- 
fin's Cross Roads and Abbott.sburg. After some discussion, it was agreed that. 
the next session of this Association meet with the church at Abbottsburg, Bla- 
den county. North Carolina, on Tuesday before the fourth Sabbath in October, 
1886; Elder J. W. Dickson to preach the introductory sermon; services to com- 
mence at II o'clock. 

The Association then gave way according to the order on yesterday to hear a 
sermon from the Elder R. T. Bryan. At the close. Elder H. Lennon lead in 
prayer, and the Association adjourned ootil 2 o'clock. 



8 Minutes of the 

Afternoon Session. 
Elder H. Lennpn read the following 

REPORT ON MISSION WORK. 

Bbloved Brethren : At the solicitation of the Committee on Missions, I 
engaged in the work of visiting the churches as far as my health and circum- 
stances would admit. 

I travelled thirty-one days, preached forty-seven sermons, and failed not in a 
single appointment. The congregations were generally good, and while there 
was a falling off from former years in their contributions to missions, yet it was 
quite apparent that the present disaffection was mainly owing to the change in 
in the system recently instituted. All this can be remedied by a well-arranged 
method of prosecuting this particular department of Christian labor. I have 
collected $72.32 from the churches and individuals, which will be itemized in a 
statement to the Clerk and Treasurer of this body. 

Praying the blessings of Heaven to rest and continue with you, 

Respectfully submitted, 

Haynes Lennon. 

On motion, the report was accepted and the Treasurer ordered to settle with 
Elder H. Lennon. 

Elder H. Lennon presented the following resolution : 

Whereas, Explanations were made showing that Elder N. R. Pittman had 
made arrangements with the Board of Missions, satisfactory to the Executive 
Committee, for the payment of his indebtedness for borrowed money; therefore. 

Resolved. That this Association hereby acknowledge full payment by accept- 
ing Rev. W. T. Jordan's obligation, and relieve him from unpleasantness of 
feeling on this subject, and most highly commend him to the implicit confidence 
of the Baptist denomination. 

The resolution was adopted. 
Elder R. T. Bryan read the 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Christianity is a missionary religion. It must spread abroad in order to hold 
its ground at home. We are glad to see that the Christian world is recognizing 
this fact, but grieved to know that Baptists are paying less than almost any 
other denomination. Brethren, we claim the Bible as our creed ; it is a mis- 
sionary book, telling ^ to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every 
creature. God commands us to go ; love for Christ and the thousand millions 
of heathen, who are perishing without the gospel, constrain us to go. Your 
Committee recommend increased working, praying and giving, and that each 
pastor try to get the Foreign Mission Journal in every family, and also preach 
one or more sermons during the year on the mission work. 

Committee. 

Speeches were made by C. L. Powell, J. E. Ray and R. T. Bryan, and the 
delegates promised to make an effort to raise the following amounts from their 
churches respectively the ensuing year : 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 



Benevolence $ a oo 

Bogue Chapel lo oo 

Cedar Grove - - I oo 

Cherry Grove 2 50 

Cheerful Hope. - 2 50 

Fair Bluff 10 00 

Flemington i 00 

Griffin's Cross Roads ._ 5 00 

Livingston Chapel 2 00 

Macedonia 3 00 

Mount Sinai-. . 3 00 

Mount Zion 7 50 

Oak Dale i 50 

Piny Forest 12 50 

Pleasant Plain 5 00 

Porter Swamp 3 00 

Sweet Home i 00 

Western Prong 5 00 

White Marsh 3 00 

Whiteville 20 oo 

Abbottsburg 3 00 

Bethel (Bladen) 3 00 

Brown's Creek 2 50 

Clarkton 2 50 



French's Creek $ 500 

Galeed .. 300 

Hickory Grove 5 00 

Mount Pleasant 1 4 00 

Paradise.. 2 00 

Salt Marsh 2 50 

Sandy Grove.. 3 00 

Shady Grove 3 00 

Wooten's Chapel 10 00 

Antioch (Brunswick) i 00 

Bethel 300 

Bryan's Chapel 2 50 

Lebanon . _ 5 00 

Mill Creek 2 50 

Mount Pisgah 5 00 

Myrtle Branch 2 50 

Matthew's 2 00 

Smithville. . 5 00 

Town Creek 2 50 

Sharon i 00 

Spring Branch 10 00 

Palmyra i 50 



$185 50 



Edward's Chapel 5 00 

On motion, it was agreed to adjourn till 9:30 o'clock to-morrow morning. 
Prayer by Elder G. W. Hill. 



FOURTH DAY— Morning Session. 



Elder C. L. Powell conducted the devotional exercises. 

The Association was called to order by Elder E. W. Wooten. Minutes of 
yesterday read and approved. The Moderator takes the chair. 

An invitation to visiting ministers and brethren is extended. Elder W. T. 
Jordan, of the Robeson Association, and Rev. Mr. S. R. -Belk, of the Meth- 
odist Conference, were invited to seats. A letter from the Macedonia church 
was read containing a petition for the next session of this body to be held with 
that church, the delegates being prevented from attending by sickness. The 
next session having been located previously, the above petition was too late. 

Dr. J. E. Devane read the 

REPORT ON PASTORAL SUPPORT. 

We desire to say that we think the ministers of this body as a class are the 
hardest worked and poorest paid class of men in our knowledge, and while 
much of the responsibility for this rests on the churches, much also rests on the 
ministry who neglect to discipline and train their people in the grace of giving. 
We therefore recommend to our pastors to urge and insist on their churches 
giving to the amount of their abilities to support the gospel. This we urge as 
much for the sake of the churches as for the pastor. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Committee. 



10 Minutes of the 

After speeches by Brethren J. S. Wescott, Devane, Jordan and Kelly, the 
report was adopted. 

Bro. W. M. Monroe read the 

REPORT ON SELECTION OF CORRESPONDING DELEGATES. 

Your committee beg leave to ask that a majority (or all) of the following 
brethren attend as messengers, with a brief letter or statement from the chair- 
man of their respective delegations. The Corresponding Secretary will furnish 
him with a copy of the Minutes, according to our usage, and fill vacancies. 

To the Wacamaw Association — Rev. E. W. Wooten, Brethren J. S. Devane 
and T. S. Memory. 

Robeson Association — Revs. D. J. Clark, E. W. Wooten, and Brethren T. F. 
Toon and H. D. Williamson. 

Cedar C?-eek Association — Rev. J. M. Register, W. M. Monroe, O. Lennon 
and T. K. Wiggins. 

Eastern Association — Rev. J. W. Dickson, Thomas Barefoot and W. M. 
Monroe. 

Fee Dee Association {South Carolina) — Rev. A. W. Price, R. Q. Powell and 
Levi Grainger. 

Liirnbei River {colored) — Revs. D. J. Ray, H. Lennon and J. C. Lennon. 

Baptist State Convention — Revs. C. L. Powell, A. W. Price, W. J. Ward, 
H. Lennon, J. W. Dickson, F. T. Wooten, and Brothers S. F. McDaniel, D. 
M. Flynn, J. S. Devane, R. Q. Powell, A. T. Toon, T. S. Memoiy and C. D. 
Frink. Respectfully submitted, 

Thomas Barefoot, 
W. M. Monroe, 
J. F. Harrell. 

On motion, it was ordered that the Finance Committee pay over the funds in 
hand for State Missions, Foreign Missions, Ministerial Education and Orphan 
Asylum to Bro. J. E. Ray. 

Elder E. W. Wooten read the 

REPORT ON CHURCH DISCIPLINE. 

We believe that good discipline in our churches is of such importance that no 
pastor, however intelligent or gifted in other respects, can be successful without 
it, or the church prosperous. We believe that good discipline is nothing more 
nor less than c>)nforming to the usage of the first churches, according to the 
teaching of the Apostles. We therefore advise our churches to enforce a strict 
discipline, according to the teaching of God's Word. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Committee. 

Speeches were made by C. L. Powell and W. R. Blackmand. The report 
was adopted. 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EXAMINATION. 

Your committee would most respectfully say that Brethren M. A. Westmore- 
land and Dr. J. S. Devane have been before us. The former declines, from pru- 
dential reasons which we most heartily commend, and the latter, not being fully 
satisfied in his mind, desires longer time to determine this most sacred of eccle- 
siastic duties. Respectfully submitted. 

Committee. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association! ii 

Elder C. L, Powell read the 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Your Committee on Temperance would report that it is our opinion that the 
drinking of intoxicating liquors by members of our churches is an evil very 
much to be deplored, and we would recommend that our churches endeavor in 
every legitimate way to eradicate this evil from our midst. The Bible says no 
drunkard shall inherit the Kingdom of Heaven, and surely no drunkard should 
have a place in the church on earth, since he is debarred from Heaven. May 
the Lord bring us nearer to Christ, and then we will all make greater efforts 
against the curse of intemperance. D. J. Clark, 

J. L. Wescott, ' 
LoFTiN Pridgen. 

Remarks by Brethren C. L. Powell and W. T. Weaver. The report was 
adopted. 
The Association then took a recess for one hour. 

Afternoon Session. 

The following report on special changes was read : 

REPORT ON SPECIAL CHANGES. 

Divine Providence is working all things after the counsel of His own will, 
both in Heaven and amongst the children of men. Since our last meeting our 
beloved brother, Henry Enzor, aged about eighty-two years, a deacon of the 
church at Spring Branch for forty-eight years, has gone to his reward. He 
was one of the few members who covenanted in the organization of this body 
in 1830, and one of the original members of the Domestic Mission Board of 
the Cape Fear Baptist Association. He contributed every year to its treasury. 
A second change is the transferring of the Cross Roads church, with her 
pastor, Elder H. Lennon, to the Robeson Association. We recommend the 
adoption of suitable resolutions expressive of his long and faithful labors in 
our body. 

A third change is the encouraging sign of returning prosperity. 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. M. Register, 
Joseph Stanaland, 
h. b. colier. 

The report was adopted, and Elders A. W. Price, G. W. Hill and Bro. J. 
F. Harrell were appointed to prepare resolutions expressive of the high appre- 
ciation of the labors of Elder H. Lennon in this Association. 

In accordance with the above, the following resolutions are respectfully sub- 
mitted : 

Whereas, The connection of Elder H. Lennon 'with this body has ceased 
by the transferring of his church to the Robeson Association: 

Resolved, i. That when we consider his long connection with our Associa- 
tion, the times he has united with us in our deliberations, his faithful and effi- 
cient labors as a minister of the gospel, as a former Clerk and Moderator, our 
hearts are filled with sadness at the thought of parting. 



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Resolved, 2. That we will continue to cherish in our hearts the respect and 
esteem for him as a brother beloved, and pray that God's presence may be with 
him till he shall go to share the reward of his labors. Committee. 

Elder L. Sellers reads the 

REPORT ON WEEKLY PRAYER-MEETINGS. 

We know that it is all-important for all our churches to have a regular prayer- 
meeting each week. Thursday night is preferable, and in this work all the 
members of the church are expected to take a part, if in no other way by giv- 
ing their presence at least. Do we desire the conversion of sinners? We 
should pray the " Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers into the harvest." 
Do we desire the success of the church's cause ? We should pray " Thy king- 
dom come." The great Apostle Paul frequently asked the prayers of the 
churches that he might be delivered from wicked men, and that he might preach 
the gospel as he ought to preach it. We therefore should pray for our ministers 
that they may be strong in the Lord and successful in their labors. We would 
e.\hort all our churches to keep up and encourage weekly prayer-meetings as a 
mighty influence for the prosperity and success of the glorious gospel of our 
Lord Jesus Christ. Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. Clark, 
L. Sellers, 
R. S. Richardson, 
E. H. Todd. 

Elder Everett Ward, of the Robeson Association and Principal of the Ash- 
pole Institute, being present, was welcomed to a seat, and the privilege given to 
make some remarks in favor of his school was granted. 

Bro. T. S. Memory read his report as former Treasurer of this body. The 
report was received and he ordered to over the funds in hand to the present 
Treasurer. 

It was ordered by the Association that Elder W. T. Jordan should not be 
charged interest in the payment of his note he gave to the Domestic Mission 
Board. It was also ordered that the interest paid by Elder Everett Ward on 
his note be refunded. 

Elder A. W. Price reads the 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

" That the soul be without knowledge is not good," said Solomon. If this 
be true of knowledge in general, it is vastly more so of religious knowledge in 
particular. 

The Holy Scriptures are able to make us wise unto .salvation; but in order to 
be efficient to this great end, they must be known. If a knowledge of the Holy 
Scriptures be necessary as a means of salvation and Christian development, 
then a knowlege of the Scriptures in early life is very desirable. To give this 
knowledge is the mission of the Sunday school. The religious training of the 
young is transferred in a large measure from the family to the school, and this 
fact invests it with high and solemn responsibilities. In consideration of the 
importance of the Sunday school, your committee would urge — 

I. That the pastors of the Association give their personal attention and 
efforts to the Sunday schools in their charge. 



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2. That a more faithful study of the helps afforded is necessary to secure the 
best results from the Sunday school. Respectfully submitted, 

A. W. Price, 

B. D. Wescott, 
A. M. Benton. 

Report adopted, after speeches by Brethren C. D. Frink, J. F. Harrell and 
M. A. Westmoreland. 

Elder A. W. Price stated to the Association that there was a debt hanging 
over the Fair Bluff church for building their house of worship, and was granted 
permission to solicit subscriptions to aid the brethren of that church in raising 
the mortgage from over the property. 

It was ordered that the mmutes be apportioned according to the funds sent 
up by the churches for that purpose. 

Ordered, that the Clerk be allowed fifteen dollars for his services. 

On motion, all unfinished business was referred to the Executive Committee. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are hereby tendered to the members 
of Bogue Chapel and the Methodist church, and other sister churches and citi- 
zens generally in the vicinity, for the hospitable entertainment of this Associa- 
tion during this session. 

On motion, it was ordered that the balance of the collection on to-morrow, 
amonnting to $16.87, be paid over to the Orphan Asylum, after paying the debt 
of the Association, if any. 

The Association then adjourned. Prayer by Elder W. T. Jordan. 



FIFTH DAY— Sabbath Morning. 

The day was pleasant, the congregation large and attentive, and good order 
was observed during the meeting. 

The brethren engaged in a Sunday school mass-meeting and addresses were 
made by a number of those present. 

At the close. Elder J. W. Dickson read the hymn, " Father of All, in Whom 
we Live and Move and Breathe," Elder D. C. Kelly leading in prayer. After 
reading the twentieth chapter of St. John, Elder Dickson announced his text 
in the twentieth verse and preached in the house. During the same time Elder 
J. P. Lennon preached at the stand. After prayer by Elder C. L. Powell the 
brethren join in singing " Blest be the Tie that Binds," during which a number 
of brethren took the parting hand, after which the Association tdjourned to 
meet at Abbottsburg, Bladen county. North Carolina, on Tuesday before the 
fourth Sabbath in October, 1886. 

Thus ended the pleasant and harmonious meeting of the eighty-first session 
of the Cape Fear Baptist Association. 

J. W. DICKSON, Moderator. 

G. W. Hill, Clerk. 



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Minutes of the 



STATEMENT OF MISSIONS COLLECTED IN CAPE FEAR ASSO- 
CIATION BY HAYNES LENNON, 1885. 



CHURCHES. 



COLUMBUS. 

Cross Roads 

Griffin's Cross Roads 

Livingston Chapel 

Oak Dale 

Porter Swamp 

Piny Forest 

BLADEN. 

Clarkton 

Edwards' Chapel. 

French's Creek — - 

Mount Pleasant 

BRUNSWICK. 

Bethel - - ■ 

Lebanon 

Smithville - - - - - 

HORRY (south CAROLINA) 

Spring Branch... 



INDIVIDUALS. 



Mrs. Fannie Lennon 

W. J. Hufham 

Mrs. Melinda Gay.-. 

G. P. Lennon 

J. P. Stanly - 

A. H. M. Stanly 

Frank Stanly 

Miss A. C. Stanly... 

Bethel Long 

Miss F. A. Lennon.. 



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CONTRIBUTIONS TO REV. W. J. WARD, AT WAKE FOREST 

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Mrs. M. I. Lennon i 

Miss F. A. Lennon i 

Andrew H. Lennon i 

David J. Lewis I 

J. B. Schulken i 

I.M.Powell I 

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Rey Worley i 

Guilford Edwards i 



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Dr. J. F. Harrell i 00 

Col. T. S. Memory. i go 

Carey Strickland 10 

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mislaid, amounting to 5 25 



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TREASURER'S REPORT. 

Whiteville, N. C, October 21, 1885. 
T. S. Memory, Treasure?, 

In Account with the Cape Fear Association : 

DR. 

To amount on hand last report - $186 88 

To amount received from Finance Committee at Asso. , 1884, 

To Sunday collection received through S. E. Memory 12 

CR. 

By amount paid J. W. Gore 

E., R. & Co., for printing Minutes.. 

C. D. Frink, fees and expenses on Minutes, 

Professor C. E. Taylor 

John E. Ray 

H. A. Tupper 

Amount on hand 

$402 84 $402 84 
Respectfully submitted, 

T. S. Memory, Trasurer. 

Since arriving at the Association to-day I received by Rev. D. C. Kelly, from 
the Cheerful Hope church for 1884 minute fund, 75 cents; Foreign Mission 
fund, $4.00. T. S. Memory, Treasurer. 

October 21st, 1885. 



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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE. 

The Finance Committee beg leave to report the following amounts sent up 
by the churches to the Association : 

For Ministerial Education '. -... .$ 26 06 

State Missions 26 90 

Associational Missions... ; 31 55 

Foreign Missions , 24 01 

Home Missions i 50 

Baptist Orphanage. 6 55 

Minute Fund. 42 65 

Total for all objects -$I59 22 

O. Lennon, 
W. M. Monroe, 
R. S. Richardson. 



MEMBERS OF ORPHANAGE ASSOCIATION. 



Rev. J. W. Dickson $ i 00 

Rev. H. Lennon i 00 

Rev. G. W. Hill 100 

Rev. E. W. Wooten.. i 00 

Rev. D. C. Kelly... 100 

J.W.Hall.- 100 

Mrs. Lucy Pow^ell i 00 

H.D.Williamson i 00 

J. L. Wescott I 00 

W. M. Monroe. i 00 

Jordan Woolard i 00 



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G. W. Jones i 00 

J . C. Lennon .. i 00 

Cape Fear Union i 00 

Joseph Stanaland i 00 

D. M. Flynn i 00 

Haynes Edwards i 00 

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WAKE FOREST COLLEGE. 

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MINUTES 



OI" THK 



Eighty-Second Annual Session 



OF riiK 



Cape Fear Baptist Association 



HELD WITH THE 



CHURCH ATABBOTTSBURG, BLADEN CO.,N. C, 



October Ifffh, 20fh, 21^t and 22d, lS8(i. 



Rev. E. W. WOOTEN, Moderator. Woolen, N. C. 

Rev. G. W. HILL, Clerk, Eoka, 

C. C. GORE, Treasurer, .. Vineland, 



RALEIGH, N. C. : 
Edwards, Broughton & Co., Power Printers and Binders. 

1886. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



Eighty-Second Annual Session 



OF THE 



Cape Fear Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH 



THE CHURCH AT ABBOTTSBURG, BLADEN CO., N. C. 



October 19fh, 20th, 21st and 22d, ISS6. 



Rev. E. W. WOOTEN, Moderator, ._. Woolen, N. C. 

Rev. G. W. HILL, Clerk, Eoka, 

C. C. GORE, Treasurer Vineland, " 



RALEIGH, N. C. : 
Edwards, Broughton & Co., Power Printers and Binders. 

1886. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



David J. Clark ,_ Clarkton, N. C. 

James W. Dickson. Whiteville, 

James W. Gore Vineland, 

George W. Hill ....Eoka. 

L. W. Hilborn .Robeson's, 

RUFUS M. Hilborn Bladensboro, 

Daniel C. Kelly Wilmington, 

John P. Lennon Robeson's, 

Carson L. Powell Abbottsburg, 

David J. Ray.. .Whiteville, 

James M. Register .Whitehall, 

R. M. Sessoms Lumberton, 

J. W. Smith ...Byrdville, 

Lorenzo Sellers • Supply, 

E. L. Swain .Supply, 

A. W. Prick Whiteville, 

E. W. WooTEN Whiteville, 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

E. W. WooTEN, G. W. Hill, 

H. B. Collins, J. Q- Elkins, 

A. Toon. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



FIRST DAY— Morning Session. 

Abbottsburg. Bladen County, N. C. 

Tuesday, October igth, 1886. 

The delegates assembled in the church and joined in singing " Come thou 
fount of every blessing." Elder C. L. Powell then led in the opening exer- 
cises with hymn, " All hail the power of Jesus' name," read the first chapter 
of 1st Timothy, and invoked the Divine direction. 

In absence of Elder J. W. Dickson, the regular appointee, the introductory 
sermon was preached by Elder A. D. Cohen, from 1st Timothy, ist chapter 
and 15th verse : " This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that 
Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners ; of whom I am chief." Prayer 
by Elder E. J. Edwards. 

After which an intermission of a half hour was given. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Moderator, Elder J. W. Dickson being absent, on motion of Elder G. 
W. Hill, Elder E. W. Wooten was chosen Moderator ^w /i?w., who proceeded 
to lead in the devotional exercises by reading the 12th chapter of Romans. 
Hymn, "' I'he Holy Ghost is here where saints in prayer agree." Elder J. M. 
Register leading in prayer. 

The clerk proceeded to call the list of churches. 

A majority being present, the Moderator declared the Association ready to 
proceed to business. 

Brethren Wm. Register, Orran Lennon and G. W. Jones were appointed 
committee of Finance. 

On motion of Elder J. M. Register, the church letters were called for and 

read. Elders A. D. Cohen and C. L. Powell acting as reading clerks, and the 

names of the delegates enrolled, as follows ; 

If 

COLUMBUS COUNTY. 

Benevolence — G. F. Smith, R. C. Thompson. 
Bogue Chapel-—]. P. Pierce, C. Batten, G. W. Flynn. 
Cedar Grove — Isaac Tyler, N. M. Green, W. Y. Tyler. 
Cherry Grove — Elisha Coleman, E. Edwards. 
Cheerful Hope — J. W. Smith, John Collins. 
Fair Bluff— By letter. 

Griffin's X Roads — D. S. Lennon, James P. Lennon. 
Livitigston Chapel — By letter. 
Macedonia — J. J. Benton, J. S. Nance. 
Oak Dale—l^. H. Porter, L T. Prince. 
Mt. Sinai— Y.. H. Todd. C. P Bullock, W. E. Grainger. 
Mt. Zion — Orran Lennon, J. Q. Elkins, S. Singletary. 
Palmyra — M. G. Sasser, Joel Sasser. 
Gum Swamp Chapel — G. W. Long. 

Pleasant Plain— V). R. Best, W. J. MiUiken, C. C. Gore. 
Porter Swatnp — S. F. Thompson, E. B. Godwin. 
Piney Forest — W. H. Vann. 
Sweet Home— h.. A. White, J. M. D. Love. 

Western Prong — Lennon Jordan, T. H. Wiggins, Barney Brown. 
White Marsh — Thomas Barefoot. 
Whiteville — Thomas Thompson. 



4 Minutes of the ' 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Abbottsburg—]. S. Cain. O. Hall, C. G. Everette. 
Brown's Creek— \N . H. Stubbs, W. R. McGill. 
Bethel— B. M. Roberts, J. W. King, C. W. King. 
'Edward's Chapel—]. A. Edwards, Y. R. Porter. 
French's Creek — J. T. Croom, C. B. Pridgen. 
Galeed — J. G. Freeman, S. Hester, T. C. Hilborn. 
Hickory Grove — M. B. Singletary, G. W. Jones. 
Clarkton—G. W. Hester, W. T. Gooden. 
Mount Pleasant — W. J. Register. 
Paradise — D. J. Clark. 
Salt Marsh — By letter. 

Sandy Grove — W. P. Dove, M. S. Dove, Sam. Cain, 
Shady Grove — T. E. Penny, J. R. Boyt, E. H. Thompson. 
IVooten's Chapel — Not represented. 
Zions Hill—n. F. Hilborn, W. A. Butler. 

BRUNSWICK COUNTY. 

Antioch — 

Bethel— K. D. Cohen. 

Bryan's Chapel — 

Lebanon — J. W. Collins, E. L. Ward, Thomas Ward. 

Mill Creek—]. A. Willets. 

Mount Pisgah — Joseph Stanaland, L. Sellers, E. Sellers. 

Myrtle Branch — 

Matthews — 

Smithville — A. D. Cohen, J. L. W^escott, 

Town Creek — John M. Potter. 

PENDER COUNTY. 

Sharon — A. J. Bordeaux, A. R. Hilborn. 

HORRY COUNTY, S. C. 

spring Branch — Levi Grainger, Z. Enzor, S. P. Anderson. 

On motion, the church letters were received. 

On motion of Elder J. M. Register, the Association proceeded to organize 
by electing Elder E. W. Wooten Moderator, Elder G. W. Plill was re-elected 
Clerk, and C. C. Gore was elected Treasurer. 

An invitation was extended to visiting brethren and Corresponding Messen- 
gers. Elder A. D. Cohen came forward and was recognized as an ex officio 
member of the body. Elders E. D. Johnson and E. J. Edwards from the 
Cedar Creek Association were welcomed to seats ; also Bro. S. Bryan from the 
South River Association. 

Appointed Rev. C. L. Powell, brethren Jonathan Cashwell, J. S. Cain and 
Orran Lennon a Committee on Religious Exercises. 

Elder T. H. Pritchard, J. L. Wescott, Snowton Singletary, Wm. Register 
were appointed a Committee on Home Missions, to report on to-morrow morn- 
ing at II o'clock. 

On motion of Bro. J. P. Pierce, the location of the next session was made 
the special order for 2 o'clock on to-morrow evening. 

On motion of Elder G. W. Hill, it was agreed to meet at 9)^ o'clock A. M. 
each day, spend a half hour in devotional exercises, take a recess of one hour 
at half-past twelve, and adjourn at four. 

Adjourned to the time designated. Elder J. P. Lennon leading in prayer. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association, 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

October 20th, 1886. 

• The Association met according to appointment. The devotional exercises 
were conducted by Elder J. M. Register. Hymn, '• I love thy kingdom, 
Lord." Elders G. W. Hill, R. T. Vann and J. L. Wescott leading in prayer. 

The list of the churches was called, and letters from churches not represented 
on yesterday were called for, read and names of the delegates enrolled. 

An invitation was extended to churches desiring to connect with this Asso- 
ciation. Letters from Gum Swamp Chapel, Columbus county, and Zion's Hill, 
Bladen county, presented petitions for admission, wltich, after satisfactory evi- 
dence of their orthodoxy, were received, and the right hand of fellowship ex- 
tended to the delegates. 

The invitation to visiting brethren was renewed, which was accepted by 
Elder T. H. Pritchard, of the Eastern Association, representing the interest of 
the Home Mission Board, Elder R. T. Vann, in the interest of Wake Forest 
College and Education Board, and Rev. J. B. Downing, from the Cedar Creek 
Association. 

On motion of Elder C. L. Powell, the report on Ministerial Education was 
made the order of the day at 3 o'clock p. M. 

A portion of the minutes of yesterday is read, and longer time allowed to 
transcribe the balance. 

The Moderator then announced committees on the following subjects : 

On Periodical Support— ElAer E. D. Johnson, J. S. Cain, A. A. White, W. 
H. Vann and S. Thompson. 

0?i Church Discipline — Elder J. M. Register, W. J. Milliken, James P. 
Lennon and E. H. Todd. 

On Weekly Prayer Meetings — Elder J. P. Lennon, Joseph Stanaland and 
J. L. Wescott. 

On Ministerial Exa/nination — Elders A. D. Cohen, T. H. Pritchard, C. L. 
Powell, G. W. Hill and J. M. Register. 

On Missions— 'E\A&x: A. W. Price, J. W. Collins, J. H. Roberts and E. H. 
Thompson. 

On Orphan Asylum— YAA&x J. B. Downing, A. Toon, J. A. Edwards, Snow- 
den Hester, John Collins and J. L. Elkins. 

On Periodicals — Elders J. W. Smith, R. T. Vann and A. J. Bordeaux. 

To Select the Executive Committee — Levi Grainger, A. H. Porter and H. B. 
Collier. 

On Correspondence — Elder L. Sellers, Joseph Stanaland and Lennon Jordan. 

On Ministerial Education — Elder PI. Lennon, G. W. Flynn, Ezekiel Ray, 
J. H. Wallers and C. B. Pridgen. 

On Sunday Schools — C. L. Powell, G. W. Jones, Thomas Thompson and 

C. C. Gore. 

On State M issions~—^o\yci E. Ray, Orran Lennon, Thomas Thompson and 
G. W. Jones. 

On Foreign Missions — Elder C. L. Powell, R. L. Mason, J. F. Harrell and 

D. J. Clark. 

Elder A. W. Price slated that the grave of Elder J. D. Elvvell was in a neg- 
lected condition, and appealed to the Association that in consideration of his 
labors in the ministry, a suitable monument should be erected to his memory. 

On motion of Elder C. L. Powell, a committee of five was raised to solicit 
funds for that purpose, consisting of A. W. Price, M. D. Godwin, T. S. Mem- 
ory, C. D. Russ and B. A. Anderson. 

The Committee on Religious Exercises announced that Elder J- M. Register 
would preach in the Methodist church at 11 o'clock. 

Dr. Pritchard read the following 



Minutes of the 



REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

Forty-two years ago the Southern Baptist Convention was organized in Au- 
gusta, Ga. Its operations have been conducted through two general boards, 
that of Foreign Missions, located in Richmond, while for many years the Home 
Mission Board met in Marion, Alabama. A few years ago it was removed to 
Atlanta, Georgia. Its first report showed six missionaries employed in five 
States ; the last report showed 250 missionaries at work, 9,599 weeks of labor 
performed, and 3,812 baptisms. During its whole history, three thousand men 
have labored under its auspices. Every State in the South has been its field of 
labor, and many churches in many of our large cities have been aided in their 
earlier years by this Board, while among the pioneers in the far west and south 
and among the red men of. the forest, it has been active and efficient in spread- 
ing the gospel. For several years this Board has been at work among the 
colored people also, but at the last Convention it asked the members to con- 
tribute as much as $10,000 towards this department to secure its extension and 
efficiency. 

In the Providence of God, a new field has been opened up in Cuba, which 
was thrown upon this Board by the action of the last session of the Convention, 
and already the promise of large results invite us to go forth and gather sheaves 
into the garner of the Lord in that inviting field. Connected also with this 
Board is a church building department, which has done good work during the 
past year ; 49 new churches have been built and aid extended to others to the 
amount of $10,000, making the aggregate expenditures of this department 
$25,000. The duty of publishing Sunday school literature for our churches has 
also been committed to this Board, and we rejoice to know that not only is 
Kind Words, the old Sunday school journal, issued in large numbers, but other 
Sunday school helps, similar to those published by the Baptist Publication So- 
ciety of Philadelphia, are now published by this Board. (Dr. Basil Manly 
being the editor of the Southern S. S. Teacher.; 

The total amount expended by this Board, independently and in co-operation 
with a few States, is $90,000. They claim that the calls for help demand a 
still larger expenditure, and asks North Carolina to give $5,000 to this Board 
the coming year. T. H. Pritchard, 

J. L. Wescott, 

S. SiNGLETARY. 

After reading the report. Dr. Pritchard made a speech on the history and 
work of the Southern Baptist Convention. Elder R. T. Vann followed with 
remarks upon the same subject. At the conclusion, the following persons were 
appointed to make an effort to raise the amounts from their respective churches 
for Home Missions as designated below: 



Benevolence — R. Q. Thomposon$2 00 

Bogue Chapel — Mortie Flynn 2 50 

Cedar Grove — W. Y. Tyler. . 2 50 

Cheerful Hope — J. W. Smith... 2 50 

Fair Bluff— M. E. Powell 2 50 

Griffin X R'ds — J. P. Lennon .. 2 50 
Livingston Chapel — J. P. Lennon 2 50 

Macedonia — J. S. Nance 2 50 

Oak Dale — A. H. Porter i 50 

Mt. Sinai — Miss F. C. Wright.. 2 50 

Mt. Zion — O. Lennon 2 50 

Pleasant Plain — D. R. Best 2 50 

Porter Swamp — Miss G. Mears . 2 50 
Piny Forest — Miss Jennie Frink. 2 00 

Sweet Home — A. A. White i 00 

Palmyra — M. G. Sasser i 00 

Western Prong — T. H. Wiggins. 2 00 
White Marsh — Susan Powell 2 00 



Whiteville — Maggie Williamson. 2 00 

Abbottsburg — Miss MoUie Byrd. 2 50 

Bethel~B. M. Robins 2 00 

Edward's Chapel — Y. R. Porter. 2 oa 

Galeed — J. G. Freeman 2 00 

Hickory Grove — S. P. Singletary 2 00 

Sandy Grove — Wm. Dove i 00 

Bethel — B. D. Wescott i 00 

Lebanon — I. W. Harrelson 2 00 

Shady Grove — E. H. Thompson. 2 50 

Mt. Pisgah — S. Sellers... 2 00 

Smithville — J. S. Wescott 2 00 

Sharon — Miss Cornelia Pridgen. i 00 

Spring Br'ch — Miss E. Grainger. 2 00 

Zion's Hill— R. M. Hilborn 2 50 

Clarkton — W. T. Gooden 2 00 



$65 00 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 



The report was adopted. 

The Association then took a recess for dinner. 

Evening Session. 



The delegates assembled, the Moderator conducting the devotional exercises. 
Hymn: "Let every mortal ear attend." Elder J. B. Downing leading in 
prayer. 

Letters from unrepresented churches were called for and read. 

The invitation to corresponding messengers was renewed. Bro. Henry 
Thompson, from the Waccamaw Association, came forward with a letter of 
correspondence and was welcomed to a seat. Also Elder H. Lennon from the 
Robeson Association. 

The special hour for locating the next Association having arrived, Bro. G. 
W. Jones moved that the list of the delegates be called and the vote be taken 
by each delegate naming the church for which he desires to vote. 

It was decided that the next session be held with the Mount Pisgah Church, 
Brunswick County, N. C, commencing on Tuesday before the fourth Sunday 
in October, 1887. Services to commence at 11 o'clock. Elder E. W. Wooten 
to preach the Introductory Sermon, A. W. Price alternate. 

The report on Ministerial Education was called for. Not being ready, by 
request Elder R. T. Vann made a speech on Wake Forest College and explained 
the work of the Education Board, after which a cash collection was taken up 
amounting to $8.50. The delegates promised to make good the following 
amounts from their churches respectively during the ensuing year : 



Bogue Chapel --.$ 2 50 

W. J. Tyler 2 50 

Fair Bluff 5 00 

Grififin's Cross Roads 2 50 

Livingston Chapel 2 00 

Macedonia ,... 2 50 

Mount Sinai . 2 00 

Mount Zion ._ 5 00 

Palmyra .. i 50 

Pleasant Plain . 5 00 

Porter Swamp 5 00 

Pine Forest 5 00 

Western Prong 5 00 

Whiteville 10 00 



Abbottsburg $ 2 50 

Edwards' Chapel 3 00 

Galeed 5 00 

French's Creek 2 00 

Paradise 2 00 

Bethel _. i 00 

Lebanon 2 00 

Mount Pisgah 2 00 

Smithville 2 00 

Sharon i 00 

Spring Branch 5 00 



53 bo 



It was ordered that the funds sent up by the churches for Ministerial Edu- 
cation be paid over to Rev. R. T. Vann. 

The Association then adjourned. Prayer by Elder D. J. Clark. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 



October 21, 1886. 

The devotional exercises were conducted by Elder J. B. Downing, the breth- 
ren joining in singing " There is a fountain filled with blood," Elder Downing 
leading in prayer. Hymn, " Come thou fount of every blessing. " Prayer by 
Bro. C. Pridgen. The ist Psalm was read. Prayer by Bro. J. L. Wescott. 
Elder J. M. Register in the chair, who calls the Association to order. 

The list of churches is called. 

Letters from churches not present on yesterday are called for and read. 

The invitation to visiting brethren is extended, and accepted by Bro. John 



8 Minutes of the - 

E. Ray, Corresponding Secretary of the Baptist State Convention ; Elder C. 
S. Farriss, Associate Editor of the Biblical Recorder, and Bro. S. E. Ward 
from the Robeson Association. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and corrected. 

The following resolutions were presented by Bro. C. C. Gore : 

Whereas, Rev. C. L. Powell feels called of God to carry the gospel to North 
Africa : 

Resolved, ist. That this Association feels in duty bound to endorse him as a 
missionary to North Africa. 

Resolved, 2nd. That we, the churches belonging to the Cape Fear Associa- 
tion, will try to raise him the sum of three hundred dollars annually ; and 

Thirdly, That we ask the Cedar Creek and Robeson Associations to lend us 
a helping hand by adopting Bro. C. L. Powell as their missionary. 

Elder J. P. Lennon moved their adoption. After some discussion, on motion 
of Elder Dickson, the resolutions were laid on the table till the report on For- 
eign Missions shall be made. 

Elder A. D. Cohen read the report on State Missions. 

Speeches were made by Elder Cohen and Bro. John E. Ray, after which a 
collection was taken up amounting to $13.41. 

On motion of Elder Dickson, it was resolved that we make an effort to raise 
$100 for State Missions the ensuing year. The report was adopted. 

The Moderator announced that Elder E. D. Johnson would preach at the 
-Methodist Church at 11 o'clock. 

Letters were read from churches not previously represented. 

It was ordered that the Committee of Finance pay over the funds in hand 
sent up by the churches for State Missions to Bro. John E. Ray. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

" The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions," or the reverse of this is true. 
This has been realized in the blessed results which have ever followed the exhi- 
bition of this spirit. 

As an illustration, we may consult the progress of our cause throughout our 
State. A few years ago we had not more than fifteen or sixteen thousand 
members, while now, with the increase of the past year, there are not less than 
two hundred and thirty (230) thousand Baptists in North Carolina. Then 
there were but few missionaries. The number has been increased to seventy- 
two (72) now under commission by our State Missionary Board, whose fields of 
labor extend from the mountains to the seacoast. 

These missionaries have met with signal success during the year. God has 
abundantly blessed their labors, in building new and repairing old houses of 
worship, organizing new churches and adding many thousands to the rolls of 
membership of the different churches. 

Looking over the field which God has committed to us, we lift up our hearts 
in thankfulness for what He has done, but we feel sad as we contemplate the 
vast destitution which still exists. We are informed that there are whole 
counties in which there are not a single Baptist preacher or Baptist church. 
We are persuaded that a greater demand is now made upon christian benefi- 
cence than ever. 

The Board has been much embarrassed during the year on account of their 
inability to make quarterly payments to their missionaries as their salaries 
came due, thus affecting, in a greater or less degree, the usefulness and 
efficiency of these men of God. What has been done cheers and comforts our 
hearts ; "we thank God and take courage." 

Now, brethren, let us come up to the help of the Board with more liberal, 
more punctual and systematic contributions. Let us place in the hands of our 
Board this year the funds that will enable them not only to maintain their 
present ground, but to advance and occupy new positions inviting them, or us, 
to come over and help them. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 9 

We would earnestly recommend that the churches be affectionately entreated 
to take up at least quarterly collections for this purpose, and forward them at 
once to the Treasurer of the State Convention. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. D. Cohen, 
O. Lennon, 
Geo. W. Jones. 
Thomas Thompson, 

Committee. 

Bro. A. J. Bordeaux read the following 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

A good religious paper as an organ is indispensable to every denomination as 
a means of inter-communication as a unifyer, and to this end we most heartilf 
recommend the Biblical Recorder, and call on every pastor and active member 
to work for a more general circulation of our State denominational paper. The 
Baptist Courier and Religious Herald dixe. worthy of patronage. Every denomi- 
nation should be true to their own home publications. We should patronize 
our own Sunday school literature. We have a good Sunday School Supply 
Store in our own State, in Raleigh, and all our churches and Sunday schools 
can be benefited by putting themselves in communication with that agency, 
conducted by Bro. J. E. Ray, and thus obtain literature of our own denomi- 
nation. Committee. 

Pending the motion for the adoption of the repiDrt, speeches were made 
recommending the Biblical Recorder, by Elders Farriss, Pritchard and Powell, 
and subscriptions taken up. The report was adopted. 

On motion of Elder Dickson, two o'clock was made the special order for the 
report on the Baptist Orphanage. 

The brethren joined in singing, " O for a heart to praise my God," after 
which a recesa for dinner was taken. 

Afternoon Session, 

The delegates assemble and joined in singing, "'Pass me not, O gentle Saviour." 
Elder Clark leading in prayer. 

The following report on Weekly Prayer Meetings was read : 

REPORT ON WEEKLY PRAYER MEETINGS. 

The success of all christian enterprises and the attainment of personal chris- 
tian character are predicated on a belief in the efficacy of prayer. The neces- 
sity of prayer is so imperative that an inspired Apostle exhorts, " Pray without 
ceasing." The tendency of the age is to refer too much to the pastor the pub- 
lic exercises of the sanctuary. The weekly prayer meeting fills an important 
field in that it draws together God's people and draws out the devotions of the 
private members of the church. Hence we recommend that the pastors of this 
Association make a persistent effort to establish weekly prayer meetings in all 
the churches, and the members of the churches be exhorted to sustain them. 
Respectfully submitted, Committee. 

Pending the adoption, remarks were made by Elders J. P. Lennon, D. J. 
Clark and Bro. J. L. Wescott. Report adopted. 

The invitation to visiting brethren was renewed and accepted by Elder E. 
W. Williams and Larkins Powell frum the Lumber River Association (col.) 

Dr. Pritchard read the following 



10 Minutes of the 

report on the baptist orphanage. 

This institution has met with great favor with our people. With very little 
effort about $15,000 have betn raised for its establishment, and already three 
buildings have been erected and occupied, and the corner stones of five other 
buildings have been laid. Some 40 little orphans have been received, and are 
now being trained for usefulness in life. The Baptist Orphanage Association 
held an enthusiastic meeting at Thomasville last July, and the enterprise may 
now be regarded as upon a sure footing. 

Your committee would respectfully suggest that this institution be inserted 
in the Associational letters as one of the regular objects adopted by this Asso- 
ciation as worthy of our support. 

Any one may become an annual member of the Baptist Orphanage Associa- 
tion by the payment of one dollar. 

J. B. Downing, 
A. Toon, 
E. A. Edwards, 
John Collins, 

Committee. 

After a speech by Dr. Pritchard, the report was adopted. 

The Committee on Religious Exercises announced that Elder J. P. Lennon 
would preach in the Methodist church at half past 2 o'clock, 

The following amounts were paid to the Baptist Orphanage : Elder J. P, 
Lennon $1, J. L. Wescott $1, T. K. Wiggins $1, G. W. Hill $1, John H. 
Thompson $1, A. Toon $1, Jordan Willard $r. 

Bro. Levi Grainger read the report on the Appointment of the Executive 
Committee as follows ; E. W. Wooten, H. B. Collier, G. W. Hill, J. Q. Elkins, 
Albert Toon. 

Elder A, D. Cohen read the 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EXAMINATION. 

The Committee on Examination would respectfully report that Bro, A. J. 
Bordeaux came before us, and after a very full examination, would express 
their satisfaction as to his christian experience and his own impressions of a 
call to the ministry, but would advise that his ordination be postponed for the 
present, so that the brother may more thoroughly qualify himself for the work 
of the ministry. A. D. COHEN, 

J. M. Register. 

C. L. Powell, 

Committee. 

After some explanatory remarks by Elder Cohen, the report was adopted. 
Elder C. L. Powell read the 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Christianity is a missionary religion, it must spread abroad to hold its ground 
at home. We are glad to see that the christian world is recognizing this fact, 
but grieved to know that Baptists are paying less than almost any other denom- 
ination. Brethren, we claim the Bible as our creed. It is a missionary book, 
telling us to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 
God commands us to go ; love for Christ, and the thousand million of heathen 
who are perishing without the gospel, constrain us to go. Your committee 
recommend increased working, praying and giving, and that each pastor try tcJ 
get the Foreign Mission Journal into every family, and also preach one or 
more sermons during the year on mission work. 

Respectfully submitted, C. L. Powell, 

R. L, Mason, 

D. J. Clark, 

J. F. Harrell. 

Committee. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 11 

The report was adopted. 

The time having arrived for the consideration of Bro. C. C. Gore's resolu- 
tions recommending the adoption of Elder C. L. Powell as a missionary to- 
Northern Africa, on motion the resolutions were taken up and discussed by 
Elder Powell, setting forth his claims on the Association and call to that especial 
field of labor. 

The resolutions were opposed by Elders D. C. Kelly, Cohen, Dickson, 
Pritchard, Price and Bro. G. W. Jones, and rejected by a majority vote. After 
which the Association adjourned. Elder Dickson leading in prayer. 



FOURTH DAY— Morning Session. 

Friday, October 22, 18S6. 

The devotional exercises were opened by singing hymn, " My soul be on thy 
guard." Conducted by Elder J. E. Downing, who led in prayer, after which 
hymn, " O, for a closer walk with God," was sung, Bro. A. J. Bordeau leading 
in prayer. The devotional exercises were continued by singing " Pass me not, 
O gentle Saviour," and Bro. J. L. Wescott leading in prayer. 

The list of churches was called. A majority being present the Association 
proceeded to business. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Elder A. D. Cohen made some explanatory remarks in regard to his report 
on State Missions yesterday, and asked permission to make some corrections 
in the statistics. 

Leave of absence was granted to the Moderator and Clerk in order to 
confer with the rest of the Executive Committee in regard to making out their 
report, Bro. Joseph Stanaland occupying the chair and Bro. C. C. Gore acting 
astemporary Clerk. The following report on Sunday schools was read : 

"Search the Scriptures, for in them we think we have eternal life." If a 
knowledge of the Holy Scriptures be necessary as a means of salvation and 
christian development, then a knowledge of the Scriptures in early life is very 
desirable. To give this knowledge is the mission of the Sunday school. We 
recommend systematic contributions and pastoral supervision, and the patron- 
age of Baptist literature only, such as Kind Words and Quarterly Lessons. We 
rejoice to note improvement in this year's report. Committee. 

After remarks by Elders C. L. Powell and A. D. Cohen the report was 
adopted. 

Elder E. W. Wooten read the following 

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

To the Cape Fear Association : ■ 

Dear Brethren — We herewith submit for your consideration and approval 
our action for the past year. Early after the last Association we met in White- 
ville, organized and mapped out a plan of work. We were at first impressed 
with the lamentable truth that there existed within the bounds of our Associa- 
tion, not only among the churches but more especially among the ministers, a 
sad want of unity upon the manner of conducting and carrying forth the objects 
of our Association. In order to remove the hindering causes, we decided to 
employ a sound and competent person to visit all the churches and lay before 
them the different objects of the Association. We therefore employed Bro. 
W. J. Ward during the months of July and August. Accompanying this report 
is his report of labor performed, and we are happy to state that we believe Bro.. 



12 Minutes of the 

Ward's labors were greatly blessed and appreciated, and we believe that our 
ministers are being drawn closer together, with a better understanding and 
a greater comprehension of our duties as followers of Christ. We would state, 
brethren, that we believe that now is the time for us to be more determined, 
more active, more full of the love of Christ for the spread of His kingdom 
than ever before. 

We believe that a crisis is upon us — that we must either go forward or get 
-out of the way and let others come in and possess the land. We must work. 
In conclusion, we are gratified to state that our cause, we believe, is brighten- 
i ng and the outlook cheery. Appreciating the honor, as well as the responsi- 
bility, conferred on us, we devoutly pray God's blessing upon our cause. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. W. WOOTEN, 

G. W. Hill, 
J. W. Dickson, 
H. D. Williamson. 
H. B. Collier. 

Report of Rev. W. J- Ward to the Executive Committee. 

Dear Brethren of the Executive Conunittee of Cape Fear Associaiioti : 

Under your appointment and direction I have visited forty-one churches in 
the Association, giving one or two days to each. I have preached sixty-one 
sermons, also solicited contributions for missions and ministerial education from 
thirty-five churches. 

I collected $27.27, and received pledges amounting to $150.30. In some 
cases the pastors had already taken collections for the above named objects, in 
other instances, where I had good reasons for doing so, I left the work in the 
hands of the pastors. The congregations were usually small in the week, but 
seemed to appreciate my visits and showed great willingness to aid in the work 
04 the Association. I began work at Mt. Zion June 26, and finished at Myrtle 
Branch August 23, 1886. Thanking you for your kindness and co-operation, 
I respectfully submit the above. 

An Item of Information. 

There are some encouraging features in the Association^ while there are 
many things to make us feel sad. I find Flemington, Livingston Chapel and 
Bryan's Chapel all without pastors, and have been for some time. Crowley is 
a village of considerable enterprise, situated on the Carolina Central Railroad, 
one mile from the nearest station on the Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta 
Railroad. I suppose there could be twelve or fifteen Baptists found in the 
vicinity of Crowley. A minister located there could easily supply Flemington, 
Chadbourn, Bryan's and Livingston Chapel, which is only six miles distant by 
private conveyance. I think, with proper effort put forth, that the field would 
raise $200 towards the support of a man of God to preach to them. I would 
therefore recommend that some effort be put forth at once looking to the occu- 
pation of that field. We are now at a crisis. It is either to occupy it or 
surrender it. Other denominations are encroaching from every quarter, and at 
these points we are losing ground. If the speedy occupation of that field 
should not be practicable, I would then, as a second expedient, recommend 
that special effort in revival work should be made at these points, in order to 
rally them to their duty. 

I find Sweet Home, Antioch and Town Creek without houses of worship and 
in need of help about building, especially the last named two. Prospects 
about Smithville, under the leadership of Rev. A. D. Cohen, are unusually 
bright. W. J. Ward. 



Capfe Fear Baptist Association. IS 

Report of Haynes Lennon, Missionary. 

To Executive CommiUee of Missions in Cape Fear Baptist Association, Nortk 
Carolina: 

Dear Brethren — Having received an appointment to supply the church at 
Clarkton, from the Board of Missions of the Baptist State Convention for one 
year, and endorsed by you, I hereby tender you the following statement: That 
I have served in personal labor and attendance twei'ty-seven days, preached 
thirty-two sermons, baptized seven persons and left the church greatly encour- 
aged. The entire Community treated me with marked kindness, and our 
brethren of the Presbyterian Church did a noble part in sustaining my pastoral 
labors by their presence and their contributions. 

May the presence of a kind Heavenly Father rest on you and on them for 
Christ's sake. Respectfully submitted, 

Haynes Lennon. 

After some explanatory remarks by Elder Wooten the report was adopted. 

Elder A. W. Price read the report on Associational Missions. Pending the 
adoption of the report remarks were made by Elders Wooten and Cohen, after 
which Elder Cohen moved to strike out that portion of the report after the 
word " recommend," and insert, "That these fields be commended to the 
prayerful consideration and efforts of our Executive Board," and made a speech 
in favor of the amendment. 

Elder Price made a speech in favor of adopting the report in its original 
form, but after some further discussion agreed to the amendment. The vote 
was then taken on the amendment, which was adopted as follows: 

REPORT ON CAPE FEAR ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

The old plan of having a general missionary for the entire bounds of the 
Association, by the march of human progress has been rendered inefUcient. 
We cannot get congregations on week days as in former years, hence by the 
old method the very ones we desire to reach by the gospel cannot be brought 
under its inflence. If we do any efficient missionary work in our own bounds, 
we must concentrate upon weak points, and group these churches and sta- 
tions in such a way as to settle a preacher among them who can give them 
Sunday preaching and regular pastoral work. We find that the following 
points constitute the chief centre of our destitution, viz : Crowley, Town Creek, 
Bryan's Chapel, Flemington and Chadbourn. If these points are not occupied 
at once they must ere long be surrendered. We therefore recommend that 
these fields be commended to the prayerful consideration and efforts of our 
Executive Board. Respectfully submitted, 

A. W. Price, 
C. D. Russ, 
John Q. Elkins, 
Arch. Toon, 

Committee. 
The Committee of Finance reported as follows : 

Your committee reports the following amounts by the churches of the Cape 
Fear Association for the several objects named. Your committee only reports 
the amounts paid to them in cash : 



Ministerial Education $ lo 30 

Associational Missions 57 90 

Foreign Missions 92 03 

State Missions 49 18 

Baptist Orphanage, 2 00 



Home Missions % 50 

Minute Fund 52 50 

J. L. Wescott, For. Missions. 5 00 



Total $269 41 

Respectfully submitted, 

Orran Lennon, 
G. W. Jones, 

Committee. 



14 Minutes of the 

It was ordered that the Committee of Finance pay over the funds in hand to 
■the Treasurer. 

Bro. J. S. Caines read the following 

REPORT ON PASTORAL SUPPORT. 

Dear Brethren — We recommend that the members of the churches take 
a more active interest in the support of their pastors. We also recommend 
a system of monthly collections for this purpose, and think it would be best for 
the pastors of churches to educate the people of their pastoral charges in this 
particular line of duty. We earnestly commend this work, dear brethren, to 
the people at large, and pray that the Lord may aid the churches in sustaining 
their pastors. Respectfully submitted. 

Committee. 

Elder A. D. Cohen ofTered the following resolution on Church Extension : 

Resolved, That in the judgment of this body, church extension, which means 
the aiding of poor churches to sustain their pastors, to assist them in erecting 
suitable buildings, or finishing those begun, is worthy of our prayerful consid- 
eration and a share of our contributions. We would therefore commend this 
subject to the particular attention of our Executive Board and the members of 
the church. 

After some remarks by the brethren, aid was solicited by delegates from 
several churches to build houses of worship, and contributions taken up for that 
purpose. 

The hour for adjournment having arrived, on motion of Elder Cohen the time 
was extended a half-hour longer. 

Bro. J. L. Wescott read the 

REPORT ON SPECIAL CHANGES. 

Your Committee on Special Changes has not been apprised of the death of 
any prominent member of this Association during the past year. 

There have been gracious revivals of religion in most of our churches. 
■ Brethren, we should pray God to continue the great work of rescuing sinners 
from the power and dominion of Satan. We should take courage and press 
forward, using every means in our power to advance the great work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. L. Wescott, 
G. W. Jones, 

Committee. 
Elder G. W. Hill read the following 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

The cause of temperance asserts its claims on all sincere lovers of the human 
race. Therefore the patriot and the christian should not only admit its claims, 
but all unite in extending its ameliorating influence in every legitimate way, 
and therefore should keep it before the people until the cause shall finally 
triumph over every opposition. We believe local prohibition to be a great 
auxiliary to accomplish this desirable end. We therefore, as a religious body, 
should advocate this salutary means, and use our influence to prevent the repeal 
or modification of this reformatory law so as to retard the progress of the cause. 

We therefore pledge ourselves to use our very best efforts to remove the 
blighting influence of the liquor traffic from our midst. 

Respectfully submitted. Committee. 

After remarks by Elder D. C. Kelly, the report was unanimously adopted. 
The following report on Correspondence was read by Elder L. Sellers : 
Your committee beg leave to report as follows : 

To the Waccamaw Association— Elder D. J. Ray, and brethren T. S. 
Memory, J. M. M. Gore and Elder E. W. Wooten. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 15 

To THE KOBKSON ASSOCIATION — Elder J. W. Dickson, Dr. J. F. Harrell 
and Bro. G. W. Jones. 

To THE Cedar Creek Association — Elder J. M. Register, and brethren 
E. P. Pridgen and R. L. Mason. 

To the Eastern Association — Elders D. J. Clark, J. VV. Smith and 
brethren Jordan Woolard and R. P. Lennon. 

To the Pee Dee Association — Rev. A. W. Price and brethren E. H. 
Todd and C. D. Frmk. 

To the Lumber River Association (Colored) — Elders C. L. Powell, R. 
M. Sessoms, and brethren J. C. Carroll and Jonathan Cashwell. 

To the Baptist State Convention — Elders E. W. Wooten, J. P. Lennon, 
J. W. Dickson, A. W. Price, J. W. Smith, J. M. Register, G. W. Hill, A. D. 
Cohen, and brethren C. C. Gore, Joseph Stanaland, O. Lennon, J. Q. Elkins, 
Loftin Pridgen, Thos. Barefoot, J. L. Wescolt, J. W. Harrelson, R. L. Mason, 
G. W. Jones, J. M. Roberts and A. F. Toon. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. Sellers, 
Joseph Stanaland. 

Committee. 

The report was adopted. 

On motion, it was agreed that any member of the Association attending the 
Convention shall be entitled to membership, if the funds appropriated will allow 
the privilege. 

Ordered, that the Clerk be allowed $15 for his services, and the balance of 
the minute fund be appropriated to the printing of the minutes. 

On motion of Elder A. W. Price, the following resolution was unanimously 
adopted ; 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due, and are hereby tendered, to 
the members of the Abbottsburg Church, and citizens of Abbottsburg and 
community, for the very kind and liberal hospitality extended by them ; also to 
the Methodist Church tor the use of their house of worship during the sessions 
of this body. 

On motion, the Association then adjourned to meet with the Mount Pisgah 
Church, Brunswick Couiity, N. C, on Tuesday before the fourth Sunday in 
October, 1887, Bro. Orran Lennon leading in prayer. After which the hymn 
'■ Blest be the tie that binds" was sung, and the brethren took the parting hand. 

E. W. WOOTEN, Moderator. 

G. W. Hill, Clerk. 



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EIGHTY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 



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Cape Fear Baptist Association 



HELD WITH 



THE MOUNT PISGAH CHURCH, 



Brunswick County^ N. C, 



October 18tli, IQth and 20tli, 1887. 



Rev. E. W. WOOTEN, Moderator .Wooten, N. C. 

Rev. G. W. HILL, Clerk. Eoka, 

C. C. GORE, Treasurer Vineland, " 



RALEIGH, N. €.: 
Edwards & Broughton, Power Printers and Binders. 

1887. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Mount Pisgah Church, Brunswick Co., N. C, 

October iSth, 18S7. 

The Cape Fear Baptist Association met with this church in iis eighty-third 
annual session. 

The services were opened by Elder E. W. Wooten. Hymn, "Come ye 
that love the Lord." Prayer by Elder J. P. Lennon. Elder Wooten then 
read the 2d chapter of 2d Corinthians. Hymn, "A throne of grace then let us 
go;" and preached the introductory sermon from 2d Cor., 2d chapter and 20th 
verse. Prayer by Elder G. W. Hill. Alter singing the doxology, "Praise 
God from whom all blessings flow," an intermission of a half hour was given. 

Elder E. W. Woolen, the Modeiator, called the Association to order. 
Hymn, "Grace, 'tis a charming sound," was sung; Bro. O. Lennon leading 
prayer. 

The list of the churches was called. A maiority nor being present, on mo- 
tion of Bro. O. Lennon, it was agreed to proceed with the business, the pro- 
ceedings subject to ratification when a majority should be present. 

Brethren O. Lennon, G. VV. Jones and \V. J. Hill were appointed Com- 
mittee of Finance. The letters were called for and read, Bros. J. C. Gore and 
F. P. Lennon acting as reading clerks, and the names of the delegates enrolled 
as follows: 

COLUMBUS COUNTY. 

Benevolence — R. C. Thompson, G. F. Smith. 
Bogue Chapel—]. P. Pierce, W^ E. Maultsby, G. W. Flynn. 
Cedar Grove — VV. Y. Tyler, Isaac Tyler. 
Cherry Grove — By letter. 

Cheerful Hope — J. W. Smith, Jno. Collins, L. H. Malpass. 
Fair Bluff — A. M. W^orley, Henry Coleman. t 

Griffin s Cross Roads — D. S. Lennon, f. L Lennon. 
Livingston Chapel — - 
Macedonia — -By letter. 
Oak Dale — By letter. 
• Mount Sinai — Josh. Harrelson, Minos Powell. 
Mount Zion — Oran Lennon, Jno. K. Brown. 
Paliiiyra-^yi. G. Sasser, I). Y. Formyduval, J. J. Sasser. 
Pleasant Plain— Qx. W. HilJ, W. J. Hill. 
Porter Sivamp — By letter. 
Piny Forest — H. D. Williamson, L. L Yates. 
Sweet Home — W. H. Coleman. 
Western Prong — E. W. Wooten, L. Jordan. 
White Mai'sh — Thomas Barefoot. 
Whiteville — 
Gum Siuamp Chapel — G. W. Long. 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Abboitsburg — A. J. Thompson, J. T. Averett. 

Broivn's Creek — 

Bethel— 

Edwards' Chapel — By letter. 

French's Creek — C. B. Pridgen, J. T. Croom. 

Galeed — Snoden Hester, T. C. Hilborn, D. A. Butler. 



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Zions Hill—YL. F. Hilborn, D. H. Hilborn, W. A. Butler. 

Hickory Grove — J. A. White, G. W. Jones. 

Clarkton—^ . F. Hester, F. C. Hester. 

Mount Pleasant — By letter. 

Paradise — By letter. 

Salt Marsh — By letter. 

Sandy Grove — M. S. Dove, Charles Storms, A. J. Kaines. 

Shady Grove — Z. G. Thompson, N. G. Gooden, C. F. Thompson. 

Woolen s Chapel — 

BRUNSWICK COUNTY. 

Antioch — Jos. Stanaland, R. C. Woodside, J. C. Gore. 

Bethel— yS. A. Price. 

Bryan's Chapel — Not represented. 

Lebajton — I. W. Harrelson, J. F. Swan, E. L. Ward. 

Matthew's— By letter. 

Mill Creek—]. H. Mills. 

Mount Pisgah—Y. P. Lennon, J. D. Hewett, R. W. Holden. 

Myrtle Branch — J. P. Lennon, recognized delegate. 

Totvn Creek — 

Smiihville — S. M. Robbins, J. L. Wescott. 

PENDER COUNTY. 

Sharon — R. D. Pridgen, A. J. Bordeaux. 

HORRY COUNTY, S. C. 

Spring Branch — M. J. Grainger, J. J. Enzor. 

Elder E. W. Wooten was re-elected Moderator, Elder G. W. Hill, Clerk, 
and Bro. C. C. Gore, Treasurer. 

On motion of Bro. J. C. Gore, an invitation was extended to visiting and 
correspondinsj brethren, whereupon Bro. J. J. Croom, from the Eastern Asso- 
ciation, Elders R. J. Long, A. A. Edwards, E. L. Swain and Bro. Thomas 
Lewis, from the Waccamaw, came forward, and were welcomed to seats. 

On motion of Bro. F. P. Lennon, brethren Elisha Sellers, Joseph Stanaland, 
R. W. Holden, T. Barefoot and J. J. Enzor were appointed a committee of 
vigilance, and Elder L. Sellers, brethren G. W. Flynn, J. L. Wescott and the 
deacons of this church, on religious exercises. 

On motion of Elder G. W. Hill, the usual committtees were appointed, viz.: 

On Weekly Prayer Meetings — Elder A. A. Edwards, M. B. Singletary and 
M. J. Grainger. 

On State Missions — Elder J. P. Lennon, G. W. Jones, J. L. Wescott and 
J. L. Brown. 

On Church Discipline — Elder R. J. Long, C. B. Pridgen and F. P. Lennon. 

On motion of Bro. J. C. Gore, 2 o'clock on to-morrow was made the special 
hour for locating the next session of this Association. 

On motion of R. J. Long, Elder G. W. Hill was added to the committee on 
Church Discipline. 

On motion, an invitation was extended to churches desiring to connect with 
this body. 

The report on religious exercises was read and adopted, as follows: 

That this Association meet each day at half-past g o'clock, spend a half hour 
in religious exercises, take a recess at 12 o'clock for dinner; meet at I o'clock 
and adjourn at 3^ o'clock, Bro. J. L. Wescott to conduct the devotional ex- 
ercises on to-morrow morning. COMMITTEE. 

The report was adopted. 

On motion of Bro. J. C. Gore, the Association adjourned to meet at the hour 
appointed on to-morrow morning. Prayer by Elder G. W. Hill. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Bro. J. L. Wescott opened the devotional exercises by reading a portion of 
the 3d chapter of Acts. Sang hymn "O for a faith that will not shrink." 
Elder E. L, Swain leading in prayer. Hymn, "Prayer is the soul's sincere 
desire." Prayer by A. A. Edwards. Hymn, " Prayer is the contrite sinner's 
voice. Prayer by Bro. I. M. Harrelson. 

The Association was then called to order by the Moderator. 

After singing " Praise God from whom all blessings flow," the Clerk called 
the list of the churches, a majority being present. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and adopted. 

The list of the churches not represented yesterday was called, and letters 
read. 

The invitation to visiting and corresponding brethren was renewed; there 
being no response, the Moderator proceeded to announce committees on the 
following subjects. 

On Ministerial Support — H. D. Williamson, C. B. Pridgen and R. W. 
Woodside. 

On Ministerial Examination — G. W. Hill, John Collins, A. W. Price, R. 
J. Long and E. W. Wooten. 

Oit Missions — A. W. Price, J. W. Smith, John Collins, D. Y. Formyduval 
and W. H. Coleman. 

On Orphan Asylnm — G. W. Hill, Luke I. Yates, J. C. Gore and Minus 
Powell. 

On Periodicals — J. C. Rockwell and J. P. Pierce. 

To Select Executive Committee — J. P. Lennon, G. W. Flynn, J. L. Wescott, 
Lennon Jordan and Joseph Stanaland. 

On Correspondence — A. J. Bordeaux, G. W. Jones and W. J. Hill. 

On Ministerial Education — A. W. Price, Thomas Lewis and W. A. ]Price. 

On Sunday Schools — Elder E. L. Swain and Dennis S. Lennon. 

On motion of J. C. Gore, the reports on State and Foreign Missions were 
dispensed with, and be embraced in the report on Missions. 

On motion, the subject of Missions be taken up on to-morrow, 10 o'clock 
a. m. 

On motion of J. C. Rockwell, to-morrow, one o'clock p. m., be made the 
special hour for the report on Periodicals. 

Bro. A. A. Edwards read the 

REPORT ON WEEKLY PRAYER MEETINGS. 

The great success of all christian enterprises, and the attainment of personal 
christian character, are moving on in a belief in the efficacy of prayer. The 
necessity of prayer is so great that Divine inspiration teaches us to pray always 
with all prayer. The tendency of the church is to depend too much on the 
pastor for the public exercises of the sanctuary. The weekly prayer meeting 
fills one of the most important fields, in that it draws together God's people 
and draws out the devotions of the private members of the church. We there- 
fore recommend that the pastors of this Association make a strong effort to 
establish weekly prayer meetings in all the churches. 

Respectfully submitted, A. A. Edwards, 

S. SiNGLETARY, 

M. J. Grainger. 

Pending the questions, interesting remarks were made by Elder Edwards, 
Bordeaux, J. L. Wescott, Price and D. S. Lennon. 
The report was adopted. 
The Association then adjourned. Elder Price leading in prayer. 



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Afternoon Session. 

The devotional exercises were opened with hymn, "O for a heart to praise 
my God," the Moderator leading. Prayer by Bro. John I. Lennon. 

Letters from unrepresented churches called for. 

After which* the invitation to visiting brethren was renewed. Miles Bryan, 
from the Gray's Creek Association (col.), came forward with a letter of corres- 
pondence, and was welcomed to a seat. 

The Moderator then announced preaching at the stand by Elder J. C. Rock- 
well. 

The hour not having arrived for the location of the next session of the Asso- 
ciation, on motion of Elder J. C. Rockwell, the order for the special hour was 
set aside, and after some discussion as to the mode of conducting the election, 
the Association proceeded in the selection of the time and place of the next 
meeting, when it was unanimously agreed that the next session of this body be 
held with the Porter Swamp Church, Columbus County, N. C, commencing 
on Thursday before the fourth Sunday in October, i88S; services to commence 
at II o'clock, a. m.; Elder J. M. Register to preach the introductory sermon, 
and J. W. Smith alternate; Elder J. A. Smith to preach the missionary ser- 
mon on Sabbath, and J. C. Rockwell alternate. 

The hour having arrived for preaching at the stand, the Association adjourned 
to hear Elder J. C. Rockwell preach; after which, the delegates re-assembled 
and proceeded to business. 

The report of the Committee of Correspondence was read by Bro. A. J. 
Bordeaux, as follows: 

REPORT ON CORRESPONDENCE. 

Your Committee on Correspondence would respectfully report as follows: 

To the Waccaiiiaiv Association — Elder E. W. Wooten, C. C. Gore and G. 
W. Hill. 

To the Robeson Association — Brethren H. D. Williamson, D. S. Swain and 
J. C. Rockwell. 

To the Cedar Creek Association — Elders J. M. Register, R. M. Sessoms and 
brother B. M. Roberts. 

To the Eastern Association. — Rev. J. P. Lennon, brethren A. J. Bordeaux, 
C. B. Pridgen and J. T. Croom. 

To the Pee Dee Association — Rev. A. W. Price and brethren Luke I. Yates 
and C. D. Frink. 

To the Lumber River Association {colored^ — Elders J. W. Smith, R. M. Hil- 
born, and brethren W. R. Davis, J. R. McColsky. 

To the Baptist State Convention — Elders A. W. Price, E. W. Wooten, G. 
W. Hill, A. D. Cohen, T- P. Lennon, J. M. Register and J. W. Smith, and 
brethren C. B. Pridgen"^ R. M. Wescott, J. L. Wescott, G. W. Flynn, O. 
Lennon, Joseph Stanaland, C. C. Gore, H. B. Collier, A. H. Porter, Thomas 
Barefoot and J. I. Williamson. 

To the Gray's Creek Association — Brethren E. H. Todd and E. D. Mears. 
Respectfully submitted, A. J. Bordeaux, 

G. W. Jones, 
W. J. Hill. 

On motion of Bro. G. W. Jones, a letter of dismission was granted to the 
Spring Branch church to join the Pedee Association; also a letter was granted 
to the Mill Creek church to aid in the formation of a new Association. 

The Committee on Devotional Exercises reported as follows: 

Bro. A. I. Bordeaux to conduct the exercises on to-morrow morning. 
Preaching at the Stand by Bro. A. W. Price, at ii o'clock, conducted by Bro. 
Bordeaux. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 7 

The report of the Committee to Select the Executive Committee was read, 
as follows: 

Your Committee recommend the following brethren to serve as the Execu- 
tive Comnittee for the Cape Fear Association for next year, viz.: 

Rev. E. W. Wooten, G. W. Hill, John Q. Elkins, H. D. Williamson and 
H. B. Collier. 

The Association then adjourned. Prayer by Rev. J. C. Rockwell. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

The devotional 'exercises were conducted by Bro. A. J. Bordeaux. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator. 

The Clerk called the list of churches. A majority having arrived, the Asso- 
ciation proceeded to business. 

An invitation was extended to visiting and corresponding brethren. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

The special hour for the report on Missions having arrived, on motion, the 
matter was postponed till ii o'clock. 

The list of delegates was called and corrected. 

The Myrtle Branch church not being represented. Elder J- P- Lennon made 
an encouraging report in regard to the spiritual condition of that church; and, 
he being pastor, was recognized as a delegate. 

The report on Pastoral Support was read, and speeches were made by O. 
Lennon, H. D. Williamson, A. J. Bordeaux and others, in favor, and Elder 
A. W. Price and J. L. Wescott in opposition. 

The report was adopted, as follows: 

REPORT ON PASTORAL SUPPORT. 

The Committee on Pastoral Support have carefully considered the impor- 
tance of a better system for pastoral support, and recommend for your careful 
consideration the assessnient plan, as it is very important to perfect a better 
system. Several churches have adopted the plan and find it works well. 

Respectfully submitted, Committee. 

The report on Periodicals was read by Elder J. C. Rockvi^ell, who made a 
speech in favor of the Biblical Recorder, followed by O. Lennon and A. 
W. Price, after which the opportunity was given Elder Rockwell to solicit sub- 
scriptions. During which, the claims of the Recorder on the denomination 
were presented by others. 

The report was adopted. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Every religious denomination should give a hearty support to its representa- 
tive publications. The Baptist host of North Carolina have an able organ in 
the Biblical Recorder, and it is the duty of every true Baptist in our State 
to rally around our standarc^ paper and place it upon a foundation worthy of 
the cause which it represents. We recommend that the pastors and lay breth- 
ren of the Cape Fear Association do all in their power to advance the circula- 
tion of the Biblical Recorder in our midst. For Sunday School literature, 
we recommend the Sunday School Supply Store, Raleigh, N. C. 

Committee. 

The following report on the Baptist Orphanage was read by J. C Gore, 
Pending the adoption of the report, speeches were made by brethren O. Len- 
non, A. W. Price and J. P. Pierce, and a collection taken up for this object, 
amounting to $7.81. 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 
We believe the Baptist Orphanage, at Thomasville, N. C, is a most com- 



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mendable institution, and demands our sympathy and hearty support. It is 
in a position to become a mighty power for good to the cause of Christ, taking, 
as it does, the children of our departed brethren and friends, training ihem 
up in the fear of the Lord, and teaching them the truth as we believe it; they will 
go forth, many of them, to battle for the right. The training of infant minds 
for time and for eternity is a work in which angels would delight to engage. 
Let us, therefore, not be negligent in our duty towards our Orphanage. Devo- 
tion to it is a mark of true Christianity. 

J. C. GORE, Chairman. 

The report was adopted. 

The brethren then joined in singing "Jesus, lover of my soul," after which 
a recess was taken. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator. The brethren joined 
in singing " Come thou fount of every blessing." Prayer was offered by Bro. 
C. B. Pridgen. 

The invitation to visiting brethren was again renewed, when Bro. J. R. 
Holmes, of the Gray's Creek Association (colored), came forward and was wel- 
comed to a seat. Brother Eure, of the M. E^. Church, was also invited to a 
seat. 

The annual report of the Executive Committee was read by Elder E. Wooten 
and adopted. 

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE CAPE 
FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

Dear Brethren — Your Executive Committee beg leave to submit the follow- 
ing, as their annual report, as required of us by your body. In December, 
1886, we met at the residence of Bro. J. Q. Elkins and organized, and at once 
took a general view of the duties imposed upon us. We found some destitu- 
tion in our midst; some churches without pastors; but we are glad to report 
that nearly every church in our bounds has had preaching during the year. 
We met in June, and after prayerful and deliberate consideraticm, it was 
decided to employ an efficient minister to visit all the churches and stations in 
our Association and present the objects in which we are engaged to the churches. 
We employed Rev. F. T. Wooten, who began the work in July. His report 
is both cheering and gratifying. We can, with thankful hearts and gratitude 
to Almighty God, say that we believe that the cause of Christ is progressing in 
our midst; the churches more alive to the duties imposed upon them by the 
Master. Let us take courage, brethren. E. W, Wooten, Chairinait. 

On motion, it was agreed to co-operate with the State Board relative to the 
mission work of the Association. 

The report on Church Discipline was read and adopted, as follows: 

REPORT ON CHURCH DISCIPLINE. 

Church discipline is a necessary sequence of the fundamental principle of 
the Baptist denomination, viz.: A converted chiirrh 7nembership. As the 
material composing a church is, according to Scripture, spiritual material, then 
no course of conduct should be tolerated in a church member which displays an 
unregenerate heart. 

Your committee urge, furthermore, that our modern method of reviv..l work 
calls for positive, stringent and impartial discipline. The majority of our mem- 
bers are brought into the church under the pressure of the protracted meeting, 
without opportunity for calm and patient reilection or of reading God's word, 
consequently many, it is to be feared, are brought into the church with super- 
ficial experiences, the delusive effects of which can only be counteracted by 



Cape Feae Baptist Association. 9 

wholesome discipline. We therefore urge upon all the pastors and the churches 
the necessity for positive, Biblical church discipline. 

Respectfully submitted, R. J. Long, Chairman. 

The report on Missions was read by Elder A. W. Price, who, after making 
a speech, moved that the Executive Committee call on the churches at an early 
day to know what they will do for Home and Foreign Missions. 

REPORT ON MISSIONS. 

The importance of missions is not, or at least ought not to be, any longer a 
subject for discussion among christian people. The plain, direct command of 
our Lord is: " Go ye into ail the world and preach the gospel to every crea- 
ture." This command makes every christian a missionary, and compels him to 
see that the work of evangelizing the world is done either by himself or through 
another. Nor can any christian neglect this duty wilhriut disloyalty to God 
and serious detriment to his own soul. 

The work of missions, as prosecuted by our denomination, is divided into 
three departments. The first, and I might say basal division of this work, is 

State Missions, 

which has for its object the supplying of the destitution within the bounds of 
the State. This Board is located in Raleigh, with Rev C. Durham, of Dur- 
ham, corresponding secretary, who succeeds our very efficient and much be- 
loved John E. Ray, who has retired from the work, and removed to a distant 
State. This Board has had a wonderful influence for the past quarter of a cen- 
tury in unifying and developing the Baptists of North Carolina. 

This Board should receive the hearty and unanimous support of the Baptists 
of the State. 

The next department of missions which your committee would present for 
the consideration of the Association is 

, Home Missions, 

whose Board is located in Atlanta, Ga., and which seeks to supply the destitu- 
tion in the Southern and Western States and territories, toge(her with the mis- 
sion work in Mexico and Cuba. This Board has been eminently successful, 
and has been mstrumental in organizing hundreds of churches and in convert- 
ing thousands of souls. Dr. I. T. Tichenor, of Atlanta, Ga., is corresponding 
secretary of this Board, and Dr. Jno. William Jones, formerly of Richmond, 
Virginia, is assistant corresponding secretary. Let the brethren of the Associa- 
tion not mistake the Home Mission work for Associational or domestic mission 
work. It is entirely different. 

The other division of. the missionary work is 

Foreign Missions, 

whose Board is located in Richmond, Va., with Dr. H. A. Tupper correspond- 
ing secretary, and Rev. T. P. Bell assistant. This Board has missionaries in 
China, Africa, Brazil, and many other foreign fields. The work of these mis- 
sionaries, while necessarily slow, is permanent, and will, if there is any faith- 
fulness in the promises of God, result in the evangelization of the world. We 
most cheerfully commend all these departments of christian work to the sup- 
port of this Association. Respectfully submitted, 

A. W. Price, Chairman. 

After reading the report on Missions the names of the churches were called 
and the delegates promised to make an effort to raise the following amounts 
from their churches lespectively, with the names of the collectors, for State 
Missions, as follows : 



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Benevolence $ 2.00 

Bogue Chapel 2.50 

Cedar Grove.. .- ,. 5.00 

Cheerful Hope .. 2.00 

Fair Bluff .. 2.50 

Griffin's X Roads 2.50 

Livingston Chapel 2.00 

Mount Zion 3.00 

Palmyra . . . 3.00 

Pleasant Plain : 3.00 

Porter Swamp 2.50 

Piney Forest 2. 50 

Sweet Home . i.oo 

Western Prong 2.50 

Gum Swamp Chapel i.oo 

French's Creek ._ 2.00 

Hickory Grove .. 3.00 

Zion's Hill 2.00 

Lebanon 2.00 

Mill Creek > 1.00 

Mount Pisgah . 2.00 

Myrtle Branch . _. 2.00 

Smithville 5.00 

Sharon i.oo 

Antioch 2.00 



R. C. Thomas. 

G. W. Flynn. 

W. Y. Tyler. 

L. H. Maipass. 

Miss Cora Powell. 

J. L Lennon. 

Miss S. C. Lennon. 

J. Q. Elkins. 

J. J. Sasser. 

W. J. Hill. 

Miss Mary Barden. 

Miss Cora Yates. 

W. H. Coleman. 

Mrs. Amanda Toon. 

G. W. Long. 

Mrs. Kate Allen. 

L. P. Singletary. 

W. A. Butler. 

S. T. L Harrelson. 

]. H. Mills. 

R. W. Holden. 

Dorsey Gany. 

S. M. Robbins. 

Cornelia Pridgen. 

Mrs. Martha Stanley. 



850 00 
The report on Sunday Schools was read by Bro. D. S. Lennon, as follows: 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The Sunday School is the greatest engine for good the world has ever seen, 
the church only excepted. 

Through its influence thousands have been taught of Jesus, have accepted 
him, have lived christian lives, and have passed to their reward in heaven. 
And the work of Sunday Schools is in its infancy. The light is just beginning 
to dawn in all its splendor— its possibilities are great — its work mighty. It 
has the world for a field in which to labor, and nations to teach of God. Breth- 
ren, we are a small part of the workmen in the vineyard of the Lord, but let 
us keep the wheels of progress in motion in our part of the field. 

Respectfully submitted. Committee. 

The report of the Finance Committee was read by Bro. G. W. Jones, and 
on motion of Bro. H. D. Williamson, the Treasurer was instructed to forward 
the funds in hand sent up by the churches for the different objects at an early 
day. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF FINANCE. 

Your committee report the following amounts sent up in cash to the Cape 
Fear Association for the several objects named: 

For Ministerial Education $ 28 84 

For State Missions 20 92 

For Associational Missions 30 75 

For Foreign Missions. ... 39 85 

For Home Missions 



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For Baptist Orphanage $ 19 03 

For Minute Fund . 4640 



$219 21 



Respectfully submitted, 



Oran Lennon, 
G. W. Jones, 
W. J. Hill. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 11 

The report on' Ministerial Education was read by Elder A. W, Price and 
adopted, as follows : 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

Reviewing the history of this Association for the past few years, your coni- 
mittee is decidedly of the opinion that this department of our denominational 
work has not received the support of our people that its importance demands. 
The government educates her soldiers who are to stand upon her frontiers to 
defend her country from invasion, and shall Zion be less magnanimous to those 
who are to stand upon her walls to defend her principles ? God forbid. We 
therefore urge upon the pastors and delegates of this Association to make 
earnest efforts to enlist the entire membership of our churches in behalf of this 
work. Respectfully submitted, 

A. \V. Price, Chairman. 

On motion of Bro. H. D. Williamson, the Clerk was allowed $15.00 for his 
services, and that he be instructed to have as many copies of the Minutes 
printed as the money in hand sent up for that purpose will pay for. 

On motion of Elder A. W. Price, it was 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due, and hereby tendered to the 
Mount Pisgah church and citizens of the vicinity, for the very kind and liberal 
hospitality extended to them during this session. 

On motion, all unfinished business was referred to the Executive Committee. 

The Association then repaired to the stand in the grove to hear a sermon 
from Elder A. W. Price. At the close, the hymn " Blest be the tie that binds," 
was sung, the brethren then took the parting hand, and after prayer by Elder J. 
P. Lennon, adjourned to meet at the time and place before mentioned. 

E. W. WOOTEN, Moderator. 

G. W. Hill, Clerk. 



REPORT OF TREASURER. 

C. C. Gore, In Account with the Cape Fear Baptist Association. 

Dr. 

Oct. 2ist, 1SS6. To amount collected at last Association $283 24 

Cr. 

By receipt of J, E. Ray, State Missions --$ 62 64 

R. T. Va'nn, Ministerial Education 830 

Nov. 13th, paid Elder G. W. Hill, Clerk's fees 15 50 

Dec. 23d, paid H. B. Collier . ._ 2 50 

Nov. 15th, T. H. Briggs, Foreign Missions.. .... 97 03 

Education 200 

" Baptist Orphanage . 2 00 

Feb. 17th, 1887, paid Edwards & Broughtnn for printing Minutes .... 37 00 

Sept. 5th, 1887, paid F. T. Wooten ... 50 00 

Expenses 77 

Amount in Treasurer'^ hands , 5 5° 

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LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



Daxid J. Clark ...Clarkton, N 

James W. Gore . .Vineland, 

George W. Hill Eoka, 

L. W. HiLBORN _ - Robeson's, 

RuFrs M. HiLBORN Bladensboro, 

Daniel C. Kelly ...Wilmington, 

John P. Lennon . . Robeson's, 

David J. Ray... ..Whiteville, 

James M. Register -Whitehall, 

R. M. Sessoms Lumberton, 

J. W. Smith .'. Byidsville, 

Lorenzo Sellers Supply, 

E. L. Swain... Supply, 

E. W. Wooten Wooten, 

J. C. Rockwell ...Fair Bluff, 

D. F). Dow .- Cevro Gordo, 



•Executive Committee: 

E. W. Wooten, G. W. Hill, 

H. B. Collier, J. Q. Elkins, 

A. Toon. 



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Rev. C. S. FARRISS, Editor. 

Rev. C. T bailey. Business Manager. 



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OCTOBER 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th, 1888. 



Next Session to be held with the Church at Griffin's Cross Koads, Columbus 
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REV. E. W. WOOTEN, 
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L. I. YATES, - - - - 



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PORTER S^ffAMP CHURCH, 

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OCTOBER 25th, 26th, 27th, a/id 28th, 1888. 



N€Xt Session to be h'eld with the Church at Griffin's Cross Roads, Columbus 
Coiinty, N. C, commesicing October 24, 1889. 



REV. E. W. WOOTEN, 
JS, J. PORTER, - - - 
L. I. YATES, - - - - 



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Wooten, N. C. 
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R, M. HILbURN, 




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J. M. REGISTER, 




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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

E. W. WOOTEN, O. LENNON, 

H. D. WILLIAMSON, G. W, JONES, 

J, Q. ELKINS. 



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iPROCEEDINGS> 



Porter Swamp Church, ) 

CoLUxMBUs Co., N. C, Octol)er 25, 1888. / 

The Cape Fear Baptist Association met in its eighty- 
fburth session with this church. 

Services opened by singing. Prayer by Eld. G. W. Hill, 
who, after reading the 1st chapter of 2d Cor., in absence of 
the rt'gnlar appointee, preaclied the introductory sermon 
from tlie l-33d Psahn ; at the close of which an intermission 
of half an hour was given. 

The delegates then assembled in the house, and the 
Association was called to order by the Moderator, who read 
tlie 95th Psahn, and the brethren joined in singing. Prayer 
by Eld. John Mitchel. 

The Clerk called the list of chur<^hes, a niajorit3' respond- 
ing The Moderator announced the Association ready to 
jn'oceed to business. 

Brethren (1. W. Jones, 0. Lennon and T*. Barefoot w^ere 
appointed Committee of Finance, and. Brethren T. F. Toon 
and S. J. Porter, Beading Clerks. 

On motion, the churclj letters were called for and read, 
and the names of the delegates enrolled as follows : 

Columbus County. 

Benevolence — A. T. Bullard, B. C. Thompson. 
Bogue Chapel— G. W. Flinn, A. Barefoot. 
Cedar Grove — J. H. Godwin, A. Shaw, I Tyler. 
Cherry Grove — J. D. Harrelson, J. G. Worley. 
Cheeriul Hope — Bv letter. 
Fair Bluff— T. F. Toon, D. M. Shaw. 
Griffin's X Roads — J. R. McColskey, J. I. Lennon, 
A. Floyd. 

Gum Swamp Chapel — By letter. 
Livingston Chapel — J. P. Lennon. 
Macedonia — J. J. Benton, H. R. McLellon. 



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Mt. Sinai— C. H. Harrelson, D. B. White, 

Mt. Zion — O. Lennoii, A. S. Campbell, 

Oakdale— A. H. Porter. 

Palmyra — M. G. Saaser. 

Pleasant Plain — J. F. Ilarrell. 

Piney Forest — L. I. Yates, H, D. Williamson, W. Me- 
Clenny. 

Porter Swamp — J. P. Edmund, C. J. Godwin, M. 
Ilamond. 

Sweet Home — J. M, Jollv, J. M. Lone:, G. W. Stanlv. 

Western Prong — J. L. .IIi<rh. 

White Marsh— T. Barefoot,. 

AVhiteville— J. I. Williamson, A. F. Toon, 1\ Thomp- 
son. 

Bladew County. 

Ahbottshnrg — P. L. Mason, 
Bethel— B. M. Roberts. 
Brown's Creek — 
Edward's Chapel —By letter. 
French's Creek — C. B, Pridgen, 
Galeed — By letter. 

Hickory Grove — G. W. Jones, E., M. Sessoms, H. Ses- 
soms. 

Clarkton — E. J. Hester. 

Mt. Pleasant — D. J. Clark. 

Paradise — J. A. Perry. 

Salt Marsh— By letter. 

Sandy Grove — A. Davis, J. D, Edwards, 

Shady Grove — By letter. 

Wooten's Chapel — 

Zion's Hill— 

Brunswick County, 

Antioch — Jos. Stanaland 

Bethel— By letter. 

Bryan's Chapel — S. J. Row^ell, 

Lebanon — By letter. 

Matthew's — By letter. 

Mill Creek— 

Mt. Pisgah — L. Sellers, 

Myrtle Branch — J. P, Lennon. 



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Town Creek— M. P. White. 
Smitbvillo — J. L. AVescott. 

Pender County. 

Sharon — By letter. 

The Association then proceeded to reoro:anize bj" re- 
electing' Eld. E. W. Wooten, Moderator, and bv electint? 
Bro. S. J. Porter, Clerk, and Bro. L. I. Yates, Treasurer. 

On motion, an invitation was extended to visiting and 
eorrespondino- brethren. Whereupon Eld. John Mitchel, 
from the Central Association; Eld. J. Blanton, from the 
AVaccamaw, and Elds. J. Prevatte, E. E. Blount and Bro. 
J. D. Rogers, irom the Robeson Association, came forward 
and were welcomed to seats. 

On motion of 0. Lennon, the following committees were 
appointed, viz : 

On State Missions— C. Durham, T. F. Toon, C. B. Prid- 
gen, L. I. Yates, C. Thompson. 

On Ministerial Education. — J. Mitchel, H. D. AVilliamson, 
O. Lennon, T. Barefoot. 

On Sunday Schools. — J. Blanton, A. H. Porter. 

On Periodimls. — J. A. Smith, S. J. Porter, J. B. Rogers, 
G. AV. Jones. 

On Ministerial Support. — E. E Blount, A. H. Porter, 
J. D. Harrelson, Robt-rt Mason. 

To Select JExecutive Committee. — 0. Lennon, H. D. Wil- 
liamson, A. Toon, C. B. Pridgen, L. I. Yates. 

On Prayer Meeting.— T. F.^Toon, J. M. Jolly, J. L. AA^es- 
cott, J. P. Edmund. 

On Correspondence. — D. J. Clark, D. M. Shaw, J. F. 
Harrell, A. S. Campbell. 

On Ministerial Examination. — E. W. AVooten. G. W. Hill, 
T. 11. Pritchard, John Mitchel, J. P. Lennon, D. J. Clark. 

An invitation was then extended to churches desiring to 
unite with this bod3\ 

On motion, Elds. G. W. Hill and J. AA^. Gore and Bro. 
H, D. Williamson were appointed to prepare the order of 
business for to-morrow. 

Adjourned till to-morrow, 9.30 a. m. Prayer by Eld. 
J. Blanton. 



6 MINUTEf^ OF THE 



Second Day—Mormng Session. 

Devotional exercises conducted bj' Bro. J. L. Wescott. 
Praver by Eld. D. J. Ray. 

Association called to order bv tlie Moderator. List of 
churcbes called ; majority present. 

Committee on Order of Business read tlie following 
report : That the Association meet at 9 30 a. m. ; spend half- 
liour in religious exercises;^ take a recess at 12 m. ; meet at 
1 p. M., and adjourn at 3 p. m. The report was adopted. 

The liht of churches not represented yesterday was called 
and letters read. 

The invitation to visiting and corresponding brethren 
was reiiewed, and Drs. Baily, Pritchiird and Durham came 
forward and welcomed to seats. 

On motion of Eld. Smith, a committee was appointed to 
write on temperance, consisting of Elds. Baily and Prevatt 
and Bro. I. M. Powell. 

On motion of Eld. D. J. Clark, 2 p. m. was made the 
special hour for locating the next session ot the Association. 

Rev. C. Durham read the 

report on state missions. 

Activity is life ; stagnation is death. The spirit of 
missions is the spirit of Christ. The Dead Se^i is properly 
named — always receiving and never giving. The Board of 
Missions and Sunday Schools has this vear the lars^est num- 
lier of missionaries ever under its appointment — eighty-seven 
missionaries and thirteen colporters. They have done the 
hirg'-'st and most blessed work ever done. The Lord's 
blessings have been most abundantly bestowed upon the 
labors of these self-sacrificing men. They are now in great 
need ot the small amounts promised them V)}' the board. It 
is exceedingly important that these amounts be paid before 
. the next session of our convention ; if not paid by this time 
all of our work must necessarily be crippled. Let us all, 
therefore, help in this important work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

Interesting remarks were made by Eld. C. Durham. 
After which the- following pledges were made for State 
Missions : 



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Benevolence $2 00 

Bogue Chapel 2 00 

Cedar Grove 1 00 

Cherry Grove 2 80 



Western Prons^ |5 00 

Whiteville___^ 2 00 

Bethel 2 00 

Mt. Pleasant 2 00 



Cheerful Hope 2 ^0 Smithville 5 00 



Antioch 1 00 

Oakdale 1 00 

Palmvra 2 60 

FairJ31uft" 5 00 

Griffin's X Roads 3 00 

Livingston Ch 2 00 

Macedonia 1 00 

aAJt. Sinai 1 00 

Mt. Zion -5 00 

Bethel 2 00 

Goshen 1 50 

Pleasant Plain 2 50 

Porter Swamp 5 00 

Piney Forest 5 00 

Sweet Home 1 50 

Total 



Town's Creek 1 00 

Salt Marsh , 2 00 

Lebanon 2 00 

Mt. Pisgah 2 00 

Myrtle Branch 1 00 

Little Zoar 1 00 

White Marsh 2 00 

Abbottsburg 2 50 

French's Creek 2 50 

Hickory Grove 2 00 

Clarkton 1 50 

Paradise 2 00 

Sandy Grove 1 00 

James Tyler 50 



.188 00 



A cash collection w^as made, amounting to S8.12. 

On motion of Eld. Smith, the report on periodicals be 
read immediately after the location of next session of the 
Association. 

Adjourned for one hour. Eld. J. A. Smith leading in 
prayer. 

• Evening Session. 

The devotional exercises opened by singing " JesiLs, 
Lover of my Soul ;" Dr. Pritchard leading in })rayer. 

Letters from absent churches called for; also invitation 
to .correspondents renewed. 

On motion of Bro. T. Barefoot, letters of dismission were 
granted to Whiteville and Palmyra Churches to foi'm a 
Columbus Co. Association ; also a letter to Fair Bluff 
Church to join the Robeson Association. 

The hour having arrived, the next session of the Asso- 
ciation was given to the church at Griffin's Cross Roads, 
Golnmbns Co., IST. C, beginning on Thursday before fourth 
Sunday in October, .188'9. Eld. E. W. Wooten to preach 
the introductory sermon and Rev. J. D. Harrelson, alternate. 



MINUTES OF THE 

Eld. J. P. Lennon to preach the missionary sermon on 
Sunday. 

Eld. J. A. Smith read the 

REPORT ON PERIOMCALS. 

"We are living in a wonderful period of the world's his- 
tory, when the power of the printing-press is utilized iti 
every divection. This is a reading period ot the world's 
history, and the country is literally flooded with publica- 
tions of every possible description. It is a matter of para- 
mount importance, therefore, that our members and their 
families be supplied with a sound and healthy literature. 
We therefore heartily commend the Biblical Recorder, the 
State oro-an of our denomination, as orthodox in the faith 
once delivered to the saints; pure m its morality, aggressive, 
in its character, and worthy of the patronage of all our 
brethren. We urge the pastors of all the churches to make 
an earnest ettbrt to place the Recorder in every family in 
their respective churches; we also earnestly C(mimend Kind 
AV ords, publications to all Sunday Schools ; also the Foreign 
Mission Journal, Gospel Herald, Home Mission Journal 
and Charity and Children. 

Respectfully submitted, Committee, 

The report was adopted. The claims of the Biblical Re- 
corder were then presented by Elds. Baily, Smith and Dur- 
ham, and the opportunity given Eld. Baily to solicit sub- 
scriptions. 

Bro. T. F. Toon read the 

f REPORT ON WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING. 

We deplore the cold and lifeless condition ot those 
churches wdiere this important and most eflectual means of 
grace is neglected. Regular stated meetings for prayer is 
the lite of private Christian character, the strength of the 
church and foundation of all work for Christ. It prevents 
backsliding, coldness, petty s\:rife, prejudice, unholy ambi- 
tion, selfishness and attending sins. It unites ever}^ influ- 
ence for good in every department of Christian work.. We 
commend to the brethren the establishment of weekly prayer 
meetings in every church. 

Respectfully submitted, Committee. 



CAPE FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. . 9 

On motion, to-morrow, 10 a. m., was made the special 
hour for reading the report on Ministerial Education, and 2 
p. M. for report on Baptist Orphanage. 

On motion it was ordered, that the Committee on Minis- 
terial Examiuatiou meet in the school-house, 10 a. m. to- 
morrow 

Adjourned till 10 a. m. to-morrow; Rev. J. i), Harrelson 
leading in prayer. 

Third Day— Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. M. P. White. 
The Associativ)n was called to order by the Moderator. List 
of churches called; a majority responding. 

. The minutes of Thursday and Friday were read and 
approved. 

List of absent churches called, and-a letter brought for- 
ward from Bryan's Chapel, the name of that church being 
changed to Goshen. 

The invitation to correspondents being again renewed, 
Bro. Daniel McGougan, of the Robeson Association, came 
forward and was welcomed to a seat. 

On motion, Bro. J. L. Wescott was substituted in phice 
of Eld. J. P. Lennon on Committee on Ministerial Exam- 
ination. 

On motion of Eld. Durham, the order for Committee on 
Ministerial Examination to meet at 10 o'clock be indefin- 
itely postponed. 

Dr. Mitcliel read the 

KEPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

Ministerial education does not appear to receive from us 
that attention and support which its great importance de- 
mands. This was made one of the primary objects of our 
Baptist State Convention at its organization in 1830. Arti- 
cle 2 of the Constitution .says : '• The primary objects of the 
Convention shall be to educate young men called of God to 
the ministry and approved by the church to which they 
belong," Art. 9 : " The Education Board shall, so far as it 
is able, assist promising and indigent young ministers seek- 
ing to prepare themselves for the more efficient preaching ot 
the gospel." Our fathers were wise in their planning and • 
working for the blessed Master, and the results have been 



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great and good. Since 1830 we have grown as a denomina- 
tion from 15,000 to 257,000. and this wonderful growth 
under God is largely due to this work. Mans' of our most 
con8eerated, aggressive and useful ministers, at home and 
ahroad, have been men of God who in their time of need 
were aided by the Board of Education, The work has been 
growing as the years passed bj. Thirty-two young minis- 
ters have been received by the Board for this session, and 
still others are asking for help. Would that the contribu- 
tions from the churches might enable the Board to irive aid 
to all the worthy young ministers who apply. Brethren, 
help the preachers in their noble eiibrts to prepare them- 
selves tor the great work to Avhich the Lord has called them, 
Kespectfully submitted, ,, 

Committee. 

After additional remarks the names of the churches were 
called and the delegates pledged the following amounts for 
their respective churches: 

a.n)Bogue Chapel __.^1 00 Mt. Pleasant __/ifi |1 00 

^/^7/Cherrv Grove ._. 2 50 ymithville 2 50 

Cheerful Hope 2 00 

/^; -Griffin's XKoads __.,_- 2 50 Individuals. 

£.ii-oMt. Zion 5 00 C. Worley 5 00 

.^oPIeasant Plain 2 50 T. F. Toon 5 00 

Piney Forest 2 50 I. M. Powell 5 00 

•2-.^^Porter Swatnp 2 50 B. A. Anderson 5 00 

Western Prong ______ 3 OO^^-H. D. Williamson 5 00 

/,4JAbbottsburg 1 50i>^. L. We8Cott.__ 5 00 

French's Creek 2 00 

.(iOCJarkton __-„_. 1 00 Total |61 50 

A cash collection was taken, amounting to ^7.58. 
Eld. E. E. Blount read the 

REPORT ON PASTORAL SUPPORT. 

The Lord has appointed all true pastors of his churches, 
and their responsibilities are great and their duties many. 
It they perform their duties it takes all their time. What 
do pastors owe to their churches? Let God's word answer. 
Acts 20 : 28 : " Take heed therefore unto yourselves and to 
all the flock over which the Holy Ghost hath made you 
overseers, to feed the Church of God which he .hath pur- 



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clifised with his own blood " Acts 20 : 20 : ' And how I 
kept back nothing that was profitable, but have shewed you 
and have taught you publicly from house to house," See 
also 2 Tim. 4:2; 1 Tim. 4: 1.3-15 ; Ephs. 4: 11-12 ; 2 Tim. 
1: 15. Now, what do churches owe to their pastors ? Gal. 
(} :6 : " Let him that is tauii;ht in the word communicate to 
him that teacheth in all o-ood thinsfs." 1 Tim. 5 : 18 : " For 
the Scripture sayeth, thou shalt not muzzle the ox that 
treadeth out the corn ;" and " the laborer is worthy of his 
hire." See also 1 Cor. 9:13-14 From these texts of 
Scripture it is very plain that churches must support their 
pastors — give them a living — if the pastors are going to 
be able to do their duties as prescribed by God's word. 
Churches niust communicate in all good things unto their 
].)4,stors, by prayer, Ity sympathy, by co-operation, })y pecu- 
niary aid. . And a church tliat has a faithtul pastor, and does 
not support him, " has denied the faith, and is worse than 
an intidcl." Are the churches in Cape Fear Association 
doing their full duty to their pastors? Last year the forty- 
eight churches reported S 1,610.74 for pastors' salaries — an 
average of $33.55 per church ; sixteen churches reported 
nothing paid. This year, so far, forty-one churches have 
reported as pastors' salaries about $1,450, an average of a 
little more than ^35 ; fourteen churches have reported 
nothing. Can pastors, with these auKHints, give themselves 
wholl}' to the work? Your committee would U'ge the 
churches to do more for the preaching of the word in their 
own midst. Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

Eev. A. H. Porter read the 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The Sunday School has been organized more than a 
oentur}', and the results indicate to us that God has sanc- 
tioned and bk^ssed tliis department of Christian work. This 
is one of the great means that has been employed in the 
dissemitiation of gospel truth. In the Sunday School is tlie 
place to " bring up our children in the nurture and admoni- 
tion of the Lord." Manv have been brouo-ht to the Saviour 
through this instrumentality, and w'e liope the time will 
soon come when all will realize and periorm their duty in ^ 
this 2;rand and noble work for the Master. 

Respectfully submitted, Committee. 



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After additional remarks by EkL C. Darliara, tbe report 
was adopted, and committee appointed to make an effort to 
orgaiiize a Sunday School Association, consisting of Elds. 
A.'ll. Porter and'O. W. Hill and Brethren C. D. Russ, J, 

F. Harrell and H. D. Williamson. 
Eld. D. J. Clark read the 

REPORT ON CORRESPONDENCE. 

Yonr Committee on Correspondence beg leave to rejiort 
as follows : 

To the Waccamaw Association. — ^Elds. E. W. Wooten and 

G. W. Hill and Bro. C. C. Gore. 

To the Eohcson Association. — Eld A. H. Porter and Breth. 
B. S. Swain and H. B. Williamson. 

To the Cedar Creek Association. — Elds. J. M. Register, 
Iv. M. Sessoms and R,. M. Hilbnrn. 

To the Eastern Association. — Eld J. P. Lennon and Bretb. 

A. J. Bordeaux and C. B. Pridgen. 

To the Pee Dee Association. — Bretb. E. B. Godwin, L. L 
Yates, C. B. Erink. 

To the Gray's Greek Association — Bretb. E. 11. Todd, E. B. 
Meares 

To the Lumhe'r Biver Association, (col.)— Bretb. J. R. Mc- 
Kolsky. G. W. Jones, W. R. Bavis. 

To Baptist State Conrention.—'KUh. G. W. Hill, J. P. Len- 
non, J. W. Smith, L. Sellers, A. H. Porter, B. J. Clark, 
E. W, Wooten, J. M. Register, and Bretb. W. J. Rei>-ister, 
R. M. Wescott, H. B. Collier, G. W. Flinn, B H. Cook, 

B. S. Lennon, T. Barefoot, C. C. Gore, G. Hester. 

To Southern Baptist Convention. — Eld. E. W. Wooten. 

Bro. J. W. Oliver, from tbe Baptist Orphanage, came 
forward and was welcomed to a seat. 

Adjourned by prayer, Eld. L. Sellers leading. 

Evening Session. 

Tbe congregation sang " Grace, 'tis a Charmina: Sound.'' 
Prayer by Eld. E. E. Blonnt. 

Tbe invitation to correspondents renewed. 

B}' request of Palmyra Church, the order granting her a 
letter of dismission was rescinded. 

On motion, preaching was postponed half an hour. 



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At the sn,o^gestion of Eld. C. Durham, the followhig 

Home Mission Agents were appointed: 

Churches. Agents. Post Office. 

Benevolence, W. Q. Gause, Wooten, N. C. 

Bogue ( hapel, G. W. Flinn, Hallsboro. " 

Cedar Grove, W. Y. Tyler, Cerro Gordo, " 

Cherrv Grove, G. Edwards, Crooms, " 

Cheerful Hope, J. W. bmith, Byrdsville, " 

Griffin's, U. S. Lennon, Evergreen, " 

Livingston Chapel, Henrv i ennon, Kobeson, " 

Macedonia, J- H. Williamson, Cerro Gordo, " 

Oakdale, J E. Porter, Orton, " 

Mt. ."-inai, E. H. Todd. Clarendon, " 

Mt Zion, .0. Lennon, Elkinsville, '< 1 

Palmyra, J. G. Thompson, Old Dock, " 

Pleasant Plain, J. B. Harrelson, Vineland, •', 

Porter Swamp, E. B. Godwin, Cerro Gordo, " 

Piney Forest, L. T. Yates, Grist's. '< 

hweet Heme, J. Stanly, Vineland, " 

Western Prong, H. B Collier, "VVooten, " 

White Marsh. T. Barefoot, Hallsboro, " 

Whiteville, J. I. W illiamson, Whiteville, " 

Gum Swamp, , G. W. Long, Bolton, *' 

Abbottsbarg, Miss MoUie Byrd, Abbottsburg, '* 

Brown's Creek, W.B.Hester, Elizabethtown, " 

Bethel, B. Roberts, Brompton, •* 

Edward's ( hapel, Y. R. Porter, Kosindale " 

French's Creek, C. B. Pridgen, Ke ly's, " 

Galeed, F. Callihan, Bladenboro, " 

Hickory Grove. G. W. Jones, Bladenboro, " 

(Jarkton, J. W. Hester, Clarkton, " 

Mt Pleasant, L. P. Vann, Register, *' 

Paradise, D. M. Perry, Kosindale, " 

Salt Marsh. J. H. Squires, Nat Moore, " 

Sandy Grove, . M. Dove, Bladenboro, " 

Shady Grove, Z, G. Thompson, Abbottsburg, '• 

Wooten's < hapel, J. S. Devane, Brinkland, " 

Zlon's Hill, F. Hilburn, Bladenboro, " 

Antioch,. Jos. Stanaland, Supply, *' 

Bethel, B. D. W escott, South Port, " 

Goshen, S. J. Rowell, Farmers' Turnout, " 

Lebanon, Miss T. L Harrelson, Winnabow, " 

Mt, Pisgah, R. B. Clemons, Supply, " 

Myrtle Branch, H. Mints, Phoenix, " 

>mithville, Miss Lizzie Woodside, South Port. " 

Town i. reek, J. M. Potter, Town Creek, '^ 

Sharon, A. B. Pridgen, Viola, " 

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

Yonr committee report the following amounts sent up in 

cash to the Cape Fear Association for the ol)jects named : 

For Ministerial Education $ 9 78 

For State Missions 48 69 

For Associational Missions 13 57 

For Foreign Missions 22 55 



14 MINUTES OF THE 

For Home Missions .U4 26 

For Baptist Orphanage 8 71 

For Minute Fund „_" 40 18 

Total tor all objects __ $157 74 

, . G. W. Jones, ~| 

T. Barefoot, V Committee. 
0. Lexnon, J 

Tlie report on Foreign Missic^is was read and adopted > 

, after which Eld. C Durham preached an impressive and 

interestino; sermon on Foreiofn Missions from Isa. 52, 7th 

and 10th verses. The congregation engaged in smgmg 

" Praise God, from ivhorn all blessings flow." 

report on foreign missions. 
The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded us to " go into 
all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." He 
Avho having authority gives a commanTl, expects it to be 
obeyed. The Lord expects his people to obey him. Shall 
"we meet or disappoint his expectations? We live in a won- 
derful age. Every new development of God's }')rovidence 
opens new doors of usefulness to us. Shall not these, in the 
name of the Lord, be wisely met? With eighteen repre- 
sentatives of the Baptist Churches of North (Carolina in 
lieathen lands, we should be greatly encouraged in this work. 
Let us all help to the extent of our abilitj'. 

Respectfully submitted, C. DURHAM", 

Chairman Committee. 

On motion, tlie report on the Baptist Orphanage was 
read and remarks made by Bro. J. W. Oliver, representa- 
tive of the orphanage at Thomasville, I^. C. 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

Four years since the Baptists ot aSTorth Carolina, realiz- 
ing their duty towards the destitute orphans, founded their 
orphanage at Thomasville. The work has been steadily 
progressing, until now the fourth house is nearing comple- 
tion. Ninetv-two children now" have a home in the institu- 
tiou. The cry is constantly coming from the friends of 
other destitute children — our work must be enlarsced. There 
are to-day one thousand children in our State who ought to 
be in some orphanage or private family. During the past 



CAPE FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 15 

year a printing office has been fitted np for the publication 
of Charity and Children, published weekly, at one dollar per 
year. It occupies a field entirely ditterent from any other 
paper in the State, and we ask the brethren to endeavor to 
circulate it among the cli arches and iSunday Schools. 

As to the duty of Christians to care for orphans, the 
Bible is our guide : '' Pure religion and undefiled is this, to 
visit the fatherless and widows in their aftliction. Inas- 
much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these little 
ones, ye have done it unto nie." 

EespecttuUy submitted, J. W. Oliver. 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

On motion ot Bro. H. D. Williamson, it was 

Resolved, That the thanks ot this body are due and are 
hereby tendered to the i^jrter Swamp Church and citizens 
of this community tor the very kind and liberal hospitality 
extended to them dnring this session. 

. On motion, the Clerk was allowed $15 for his services, 
and that he be ordered to have as many copies of the 
minutes printed as the money in hand, sent up for that 
purpose, will pay tor. 

On motion, all unfinished business was referred to the 
Executive Committee. 

On motioTi, the Association adjourned to time and place 
before specified. 

E. W. WOOTEN, Moderator. 

S. J. Porter. Clerk. 

Sunday Morning. 

Sunday School mass meetins:, conducted by Rev. A. H. 
Porter. Speeches by Elds. G. W. Hill, J. A. Smith, J. D. 
Harrelson a»nd others. Preaching at 12 o'clock by Eld. J. A. 
Smith froni Isa. 53 : 11. After which collections were 
taken, as follows: 

. For North African Missions „ „-_|15 00 

For Baptist Orphanage 28 93 

The congresration then en^affed in singins^. 

Thus closed a pleasant and profitable session of the Cape 
F^ar Baptist Association. S. J. Porter, Clerk. 

P. S.~ In justice to the former Treasurer, I will here 
state that his report was read and received b}' the Associa- 
tion, but from some cause never came within my psoscssjon^ 
consequently it does not appear in the minutes. — Clerk. 



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Send your ORDERS lo 

WELDON, N. C. 
) g@^ VVHEN IN WANT OF I 

LETTER HEADS, ACCOUNT BOOKS, 

BILL HEADS, DRAFTS, 

POSTERS, CIRCULAR LETTERS 

INVITATIONS, &C., &C., &C. 
WEDDING CARDS, 



CHATTEL MORTGAGES, WARRANTEE DEEDS, 

CROP LIENS, DEEDS of TRUST, 

MORTGAGE DEEDS, Or any other kind oi Blanks. 

Will sell all BLANKS at about one-half the price that they are 

sold elsewhere. 



^A lar^-o Stock of MAGISTRATES' BLANKS on hand. 



B^^Alarsjc Stock of Clerk of Court BLANKS on hand. 



A large Stock of Blanks for all County officers always on hand 
and Printed to ORDER. 



:L/d:iisTXJTEs 



-OF THE — 



EIGHTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 



— OF THE — 



|ape Jtar laptist J[ssociation, 

1^ *j •" J 



— .^-S-HELD WITH THE- 



GRIFFIN'S CROSS ROADS CHURCH, 



COLUMBUS CDUNTY; N, C, 



October 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th, 1889. 



NEXT SESSION TO BE HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT WHITE MARSH, 
COLUMBUS COU^^TY, N. C, COMMENCING OCTOBER 238D, 1890. 



Eev. E. W. VVooten, Moderator, Wooten, jS . C- 

" A H.Porter,_.„_. Clerk, Ortori, " 

" L. I. Yates, Treasurer, Cerro Gordo, '• 



WELDON, N. C. : 

HARRELL'S PRINTING HOUSE, 
188!>. 



ivCiiTrrTES 



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EIGETY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 



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— ,<S.HELD WITH THE^f-— 



GRIFFIN'S CROSS ROADS CHURCH, 



CDLUMBU3 CDUNTTj N. C. 



October 24th. 25th, 26th and 27th, 1889. 



NEXT SESSION TO BE HELD WITH THE CHUECH AT WHITE MARSH, 
COLUMBUS COUNTY, N. C, COMMENCING OCTOBER 23kd, 1890. 



Eev>E. W. Wooten, Moderator, Wooten, JS. C- 

" A.H.Porter, Clerk, Orton, « 

" L. I. Yates, Treasurer, Cerro Gordo, " 



WELDON, N. C: 

HARRELL'S PRINTING HOUSB, 
1889. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



D. J. CLARK, 

J. W. GORE, 

G. W, HILL, 

L. W. HILBURN, - 

R. M. HILBURN, - 

D. C. KELLY, 
J. P. LENNON, 

J. M. REGISTER, - 
R. M. SESSOMS, - 
J. W. SMITH, 
L. SELLERS, 

E. L. SWAIN, 

E. W. WOOTEN, ■ 
W. S. BALLARD, ■ 
A. T. HOWELL, 
J. D. HARRELSON, 
A. H. PORTER, 
M. P. WHITE, 



Clarkton, N. C. 
Viiieland, 
Eoka, 
Robeson's, 
' Bladenboro, 
Wilmington, 
Robeson's, 
Whitehall, 
Lumberton, 
Byrdsville, 
Supply, 

Wooten, 
South Port, 
Prong, 
Fair Bluff, 
Orton, 
Wilmington, 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: 



E. W. WOOTEN, 
O. LENNON, 
J. Q ELKINS, 



S. H. HILBURN, 
W. S. BALLA.RD, 
D. J. CLARK, 



W. T. REGISTER. 



PROCEEDINGS 



Griffin's Cross Roads Church, 

Columbus Co., N". C, October 24, 1889. 

The Cape Fear Baptist Association met in its eighty- 
fifth session with this church. 

Services opened by singing hymn 589. Prayer by Rev. 
J. A. Smith, singing again, hymn 561. Introductory 
sermon preached by Eld. E. D, Johnson from Eph. 6, 11. 
At the close of which an intermission of thirty minutes 
was given. 

The delegates then assembled in the house, and the 
Association was called to order by the Moderator, who 
read Rom. 6th. Singing hymn 623. Prayer by Rev. A. 
T. Howell. Bro. A. H. Porter was elected Clerk pro tem. 

List of churches called, a majority being present, the 
Moderator announced the Association ready for business. 

Brethren O. Leunon, T. Barefoot and G. W. Jones 
were appointed Committee of Finance, and G. W. Lennon 
and J. D. Harrelson, Reading Clerks. 

On motion, letters were called for, read and received, 
and the names of the delegates enrolled as follows: 

COLUMBUS COUNTY, 

Benevolence — Buck Brown, G. F. Smith and A. T. 
BuUard. 

Bogue Chapel — G. W. Flinu, John Barefoot. 

Cedar Grove— A. R. Nobles, W. Y. Tyler. 

Cherry Grove — J. 1). Harrelson, Elisha Coleman. 

Cheerful Hope — By Letter. 

Griffin's Cross Roads — D. S. Lennon, M. G. William, 
son, S. T. Arnold. 

Gum Swamp Chapel — Not represented. 

Livington Chapel — J. P. Lennon. 

Macedonia — J. C. Brown. 



d Minuies of the 

Oak Dale— R. P. Britt, J. V. Wyatt. 

Mt. Sinai — E. H. Todd, Joshua Harrelson, Minos 
Powell. 

Mt. Zion — 0. Lennon, J. Q. Elkins, A. H. High. 

Palmyra — Not represented. 

Pleasant Plain — J. J. Long, C. B. Gore. 

Piny l^orest— L. I. Yates, D. Dullard. 

Porter Swamp —D. R. Williamson, Conley Floyd. 

Sweet Home — J. M. Jolly, J. H. Stanley, J. P. Gore. 

Western Prouo- — P. Pas-c, H. B. Collier. 

"White Marsh — T. Barefoot, T). IST, Barefoot, Oscar 
Baldwin, X. Powell. 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Abbottsburg — R. L. Mason, J. T. Averett. 

Bethel — Not represented. 

Brown's Creek — Not represented, 

Clarkton — G. English. 

Edward's Chapel — J. H. Watson. 

Frenche's Creek — H. R. Peterson, 

Galeed — T. C. Hilburn, Snowden Hester, J. H. 
Thompson . 

Hickory Grove — R. M. Sessoms, G. W. Jones, W. R. 
Davis. 

Mt. Pleasant— D. J. Clark, J. B. Blackraon, J. M. 
Johnson. 

Paradise — J. A. Perry. 

Salt Marsh— By Letter. 

Sandy Grove — Not represented. 

Shady Grove — By Letter. 

Wooten's Chapel — By Letter. 

Zion's Hill— R. M. Hilburn, W. A. Butler. 

BRUNSWICK COUNTY. 

Antioch — A, Ward. 

Bethel— B. D. Wescott, W. A. Price. 

Goshen— W. L. Hall. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 5 

Lebanon— G. W. Collins, T. W. Swain. 
Mt. Pisgah— W. H. Woodard, A. B. Clemmons, 0. T. 
Simmons. 

Myrtle Branch — James Ganey. 

Little Zoar — Not represented. 

South Port— J. L. Wescott, W. S. Ballard. 

Town Creek— M. P. White. 

PENDER COUNTY. 

Sharon — Bj^ letter. 

On motion letters were received. 

The Association then proceeded to re-organize by re- 
electing Eld. E. W. Wooten, Moderator, and by electing 
Bro. A H. Porter, Clerk, and Bro. L.L Yates, Treasurer. 

On motion the usual committees were appointed, viz : 

On State Missions — J. A. Smith, L, I. Yates, G. W. 
Flinn. 

Or Ministerial Education. — W. S. Ballard, G. W". Jones, 
B. D. Wesoott, Willie Price. 

On. Sunday Schools. — 1). J. Clark, J. L. Wescott, Henry 
Thompson, J. A. Johnson. 

On Periodicals.— A. T. Howell, H. B. Collier, J. D. Har- 
relson, D. S. Lennon. 

O/i Ministerial Support. — H. Lennon, G. W. Hill, J. Q. 
El kins, Charlie Gore, J. W. Hester. 

On Arrangements. — J. Q. Elkins, K. L Mason, G. W. 
Hill. 

On Correspondence. — R. M. Hilbnrn, 0. Lennon, T. 
Barefoot, 

0?? Prayer Meeting. — B. J. Pay, E. D. Johnson, N. 
Powell, Robert Sessoms. 

On Ministerial Examination. — H. Lennon, Robert Ses- 
soms, J. P. Lennon, W. S. Ballard. 

To Select Executive Committee. — P, J, Cl^rk, J. L. Wes- 
cott, H. W, Munnson. 



6 Minutes of the 

On motiou, a committee on Temperance and Colpor- 
tage were appointed, viz : 

On Temperance. — D. J. Clark, A. High. 

On Colioortage. — J. B. Downing, E. B. Godwin, G. W* 
Smith, John Watson, D. J. Jolly. 

On motion, that at 10:30 o'clock a. m. Saturday morn- 
ing, be set apart for the sulgect of Ministerial Education 

An invitation to corresponding and visiting brethren 
was extended. 

"When Rev. J. A. Smith and Bro. C. Porter from the 
Robeson Association were reco;;nized, and made welcome 
to seats. 

On motion, that to-morrow at 2:30 p. m, be set apart 
for location of next session of the Association. 

On motion that to-morrow 11 a. m. be set apart for the 
subject of State Missions. 

On motion, Rev. A. T. Howell, G. Porter and deacons 
of Griffin's Cross Roads church, were appointed a com- 
mittee on religious exercises. 

Adjourned until to-morrow 9:30 a. m. 

SECOND DAY-MORNmO SESSION. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Eld. G. W, Hill, 
read 145 Psalm, h^'mn 503. Prayer by Bro . J. L. W^es- 
cott. Association called to order by the Moderator. 
List of chnrches called; majority present. 

Eld. G. W. Hill read the following report on order of 
business: 

That the Association meet at 9-30 a m.; and spend 
half hour in religious exercises, take a recess at 12 m., 
meet at 1 p. m. and adjourn at pleasure. The report was 
adopted. 

Churches not represented yesterday were called, and 
letters read. 

Minutes of yesterday called for, read and approved. 



Ca,pe Fear Baptist Association. 7 

The invitation to visiting and corresponding brethren 
was renewed, and Elders D. J. Ray and PL Lennon from 
the Columbus County Association came forward and 
welcomed to seats, also Drs. C. Durham and Speight same 
forward and were welcomed to seats. 

Rev. J. .A. Smith read the Report on State Missions: 

The work of State Missions is a grand and inspiring 
work. It means the actual conquest of North Carolina for 
Jesus Christ, and the establishment ot those sublime prin- 
ciples for which He suffered and died upon the Cross. An 
ancient banner is now seen unfurled from the mountains 
to the sea shores, and upon it appears a divine inscription : 
"One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism." Upon the success 
of this banner depends the success, prosperity and happi- 
ness of States and nation^!. The work in Korth Carolina, 
as well as the misson work of her sister States compos- 
ing the Southern Baptist Convention, determines the char- 
acter and success of the work of our Missionaries in Afri- 
ca, China, Cuba, Mexico, and the distant Isles of the sea. 
For the stronger and more inspiring the work becomes 
at home in the same proportion does the work increase 
and strengthen in loreign lands. Here at home we must 
lay a foundation upon which to raise the superstructure 
fi'om which shall go out an influence that shall bless the 
nations of the earth, if we are contending earnestly for 
that form of faith once delivered unto the Saints. We 
have a work to do which cannot be done by any other 
religious body on earth. The Seed that is every where 
spoken against is the hope of mankind. Let us therefore 
arise in the full strength of our christian manhood and 
labor zealously as individuals and churches to bring 
JS'orth Carolina under the power and sweet supremacy of 
the apostolic faith and pray that our great denomination 
will rise at once to that high destiny awaiting it in the 
evangelization of the world. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. Smith, Chairman. 



8 



Minutes of the 



Very warm and interesting remarks were made by Rev. 
C. Durham, after which a collection amounting to |5.26 
and the following pledges were made for State Missions: 



Edwards Chapel 2.00 

Frenches Creek 5.00 

Galeed 5.00 

Hickory Grove 2.00 

Mt Pleasant 2.50 

Paradise 2.00 

Salt Marsh '_ 2.00 

Wootens Chapel 2.00 

Zion Hill 3.00 

Antiocb 2.50 

Bethel .___ 3.00 

Goshen 5.00. 

Lebanon 2.00 

Mt Pisgah 1.50 

Little Zoar 1.00 

South Port 10.00 

Town Creek 1-00 



Benevolence, $2.00 

Bogue Chapel 2.50 

Cedar Grovel 1.00 

Cherry Grove 2.50 

Griffins Cross Koads__ 2.50 

Livingston Chapel 2.00 

Macedonia 2.00 

Oak Dale 2.00 

Mt Sinai 2.00 

Mt Zion 2.50 

Pleasant Plain 2.50 

Piney Forest 2.50 

Porter Swanap 5.00 

Swe«t Home 2.00 

Western Prong 2.00 

White Marsh 2 00 

Abbottsburg 2.50 

Clarkton__l 2.00 

Total 93.00 

Atter which Eev. J. A. Speight spoke in behalf of the 
Recorder. Adjourned for one hour. Prayer by Rev. C. 
Durham. 

EVENING SESSION. 

Devotional exercises opened b}^ singing hymn 410: Pray- 
er by Eld. R. M. Sessoms. 

The Moderator announced preaching at the stand 2 p, 
m. by Rev. J. D.Harrelson. 

Letters from absent churches called for; also invitation 
to correspondents renewed, when Rev, J. B. Downing, 
was recognized and made welcome to a seat. 

Report on executive committee, viz.: 

Rev. E. Wooten,0. Lennon, J. Q. Elkins, S. H. Hil- 
burn, W- S. Ballard, D. J. Clark, W. J. Register. Adop- 
ted. 

Rev. D. J, Clark reported on Sunday Schools. Warm 
remarks were made by Bro. J. L. Wescott, Revs. W. S. 
Ballard, D, J, Clark, A. H. Porter. Report adopted. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 9 

The hour having arrived for the location of the next 
session ot the Association, it was given to the church at 
White Marsh, Columbus County, N. C, beginning on 
Thursday before fourth Sunday in Oct., 1890, 11 a. ra. 
Rev. W. S. Ballard appointed to preach the introductory 
sermon, alternate, Rev. J. D. Harrelson; Rev. A. T. How- 
ell to preach the missionary sermon on Sunday. 

On motion by Rev. J. P. Lennon: That first day of May, 
1890, be set apart as a day of fasting and prayer; imploring 
God's blessing upon us the coming year. Several Brethren 
were excused for balance of session. Adjourned till 9.30 
a. m. to-morrow. Prayer by Eld. H. Lennon. 

THIRD BAY-MORNING SESSION, 

Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. J. P. Lennon, 
by reading 103 Psalm. Singing hymn 637. Prayer by 
Rev. W. S. Ballard. The Association was called to order 
by the Moderator. List of churches called; a majority 
not present. On motion, the Association proceeded to 
business. 

The minutes of yesterday called for, read and aj^proved. 
The invitation to visitino; brethren renewed. 

On motion, the report on Ministerial Education be 
postponed till 11:30 a. m. 

Elder R. M. Sessoms read the 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETING. 

The importance of prayer meetings is both obvious and 
imperative. Deprive the human family ol this means of 
approaching a throne of Grace, and we sink to inevitable 
woe, with it we rise to expectants of salvation through our 
Lord Jesus Christ. Surrounded as we are with pressing 
needs every moment of our existence, the utter inability 
to supply their demands, to preserve the life of our bodies 
and to save our souls, we are compelled to throw 
ourselves on divine clemency for His Heavenly breathings 
and compassionate regard. 



10 Minutes of the 

Under the gracious impulses of the Holy Spirit, guided 
by the word of God, we can most solemnly, gladly, and 
willingly address the Supreme being in adoration of his 
glorious perfections, and stupendous grace; in conferring 
our sins and unworthiness, in supplicating His mercy and 
forgiveness, in interceding for blessings on our fellow 
man, and then, in thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father 
for all his mercies and benefits. 

With a door of mercy opened world wide and 
co-extensive with the annals of time, knowing that "God 
hath set every member in the body as it hath pleased 
Him," it should wake us up to greater diligence to asso- 
ciate for such sacred and holy purposes of drawing the 
suppiicivnts into direct communication with heaven, 
throngh the mediation of the Son and 'Ko\y Ghost, so as 
to obtain power with God and man. 

On the part of God manifesting himself in Christ, in 
answering our petitions in a most glorious manner by 
pouring out the Holy Spirit on His suppliant children, 
making them strong in Him and in the power of His 
might, making them victorious over all opposition to His 
kingdom. IsTor is this all. His people have power with 
men, enlisting their sympathies, their good will and affec- 
tionate regard, and thus, under the guidance of the Great 
Head of the church, lead the lost to ihQ lovely Jesus who is 
ever ready to forgive, cleanse and save. Yea, need we be 
astonished that sovereign grace and divine truths, 
when brought to bear on the heart, under the sanctifica- 
tion of the spirit and belief of God's word, will effect 
the translation of the soul from the kingdom of dark- 
ness into that pertaining to the glory of our God. Then 
"to your tents," 0, ye children of God, be not faithless but 
believing. Respe(itfally submitted. 

Committee. 

Remarks by Rev. J. D. Harrelson and Bro. J. L. Wes- 
cott Report adopted. 

Rev. H. Lennon read the 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

There is no subject more clearly laid down in Holy 
Writ tha,u the competent maintenance of God's most Holy 
service. It is one of the legitimate principles of reason 
and justice "that the laborer is worthy of his reward." 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 1^ 

This principle is universally recognized by all nations^ 
both in religious and secular concerns. Pagans and Idol- 
aters most scrupulously support the ministers of their re- 
ligion. 

We only have to examine the Scriptures of the Old 
Testament to learn the statutes of Heaven on tliis 
point. The tribe of Levi was set apart to the 
special service of the Most High, to v;hom the 
Lord gave "all the tenths in Israel tor an inheritance 
for their service," together with "the tithes of the chil- 
dren of Israel, which the}^ otter as an heave-offering unto 
the Lord, I have given to the Levites to inherit." 

"Therefore, thou shalt say unto them, when _ye have 
heaved the best thereof from it, then it shall be counted 
unto the Levites as the increase of the threshing floor and 
as the increase ot the wine-press. And ye shall eat it in 
every place, ye and your households: for it is your 7X- 
loard for your service in the Tabernacle of the congrega- 
tion." Under the New Testament dispensation, God has 
called men to the Gospel ministiy "as was Aaron," and for 
thom He has given His churche's deiinite laws for their 
support and co-operation. 

The permanency of this principle is thoroughly con- 
firm ed. 

First: By the establishment of a treasury: "And Jesus 
sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people 
cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich 
cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and 
she threw in two mites, vrhich made a ffirthins;." 

Secondly : The examples of the Apostolic Churches and 
epistolary writings set the matter forever at rest. A.'s, the 
reason of this law is permanent in its character, so it is 
equally applicable to all ages of the Gospel ministry. Our 
Divine Lord commissioned his disciples, "and they went 
forth, and preached everjrwhere, the .Lord working with 
them, and confirming the word with si^ns following." 
Under the workings of this ministry the great Apostle of 
the Gentiles was made an embassador of Christ to build 
tip His kingdom, commit "the ministry of reconciliation" 
"to faithful men who sliould be able also to teach others," 
and deliver to His churches the counsel of God concern- 
ing them. 



12 Minutes of the 

This distinguished apostle, on the point now at issue, 
reasons in the following most forcible manner : 

"Do ye not know that they which minister about holy 
things live of the things of the temple ? And they which 
wait at the altar are partakers with the altar? Even so hath 
the Lord ordained, that they which preach the gospel 
should live of the gospel. Who goeth a warfare any time 
at his own charges ? Who planteth a vineyard, and eateth 
not of the fruit thereot? or who feedeth a ilo'ck, and eateth 
not of the milk o± the flock? For it is written in the law ot 
Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox, that 
treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? or saith 
he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt,this 
is written that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and 
that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his 
hope. If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a 
great thing if we shall reap carnal things?" Kor does the 
inspired penman omit specifynig the contributors: Let 
him that is taught in the Word communicate to him that 
teacheth in all good things." 

Neither is he silent as to the method of giving: "Every 
man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him 
give, not grudgingly, or of necessity." It must be "by an 
equality." "Now, therefore, perform the doing of it; 
that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a 
performance also out of that which ye have." " First a 
willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, 
and not according to that he hath not." So, "upon the 
first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in 
store, as God hath prospered him." "For God loveth a 
cheerful giver." " The liberal soul shall be made fat ; 
and he that watereth shall be watered also himself" 
" There is that scattereth and yet increaseth ; and there is 
that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to 
poverty." 

While this principle enjoins the faithful support of the 
heralds of mercy to a ruined world, it still recognizes the 
arduous duties of the Gospel ministry — their boldness in 
defence of the truth ; their patient endurance of toil ; 
humanity; loftiness of soul; singleness of heart; prompt- 
ness ot action ; incessant labors, as incentives to urge us 
on in the great work of " destroying the works of the 
Devil ;" in heartily co-operating with the Gospel mir\- 
istry in overturning the kingdoms of darkness. 



Vd^p& Pear Baptist Association, 1^ 

In view of the foregoing facts, it is now high time that 
we " come to the help of the Lord against the mighty." 
If we consider the present languished state of Zion, the 
unbounded destitution of the Gospel in the churches of 
this Association, the alarming coldness and indifterence 
of many professors of religion, the rapid decline of benevo- 
lent operations in our midst, the woful negligence of 
churches to sustain their pastors, the almost entire omis- 
sion of prayer to send laborers into the Lord's vineyard, 
the vast amount of ease iu Zion, then we are compelled 
to admit a realization of God's displeasure on our Asso- 
ciation as a legitimate reaction on the ministry for our 
dereliction of duty. " God is not mocked ; whatsoever a 
man soweth that shall he also reap." Your iniquities 
have turned away these things, and your sins have with- 
holden good things from you. For among my people are 
found wicked men." 

" Will a man rob God ? Yet ye have robbed me. But 
ye say wherein have we robbed thee ? In tithes and offer- 
ings. Ye are cursed with a curse ; for ye have robbed 
me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into 
the store-house thaX there may be meat in mine house, 
and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, if I 
will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you 
out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to re- 
ceive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, 
and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither 
shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, 
saith the Lord of Hosts. And all nations shall call you 
blessed; for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord 
of Hosts." 

The influence of the ministry upon the Churches presents 
a strong plea why they should be sustained, for in the 
absence of their labors and influence, the churches inva- 
riably decline and impoverish. This is a fact too plain to 
require' demonstration. 

The reaction of the churches on the ministry is little 
thought of, and is seldom dwelt on. Their duty to seek 
out the gifts among them, which the Lord calls for in the 
ministry, is acknowledged, and in some instances may 
have urged their claims, but as a general rule even this 
has been woefully neglected. To set the relationship ot 
the ministry and churches in a proper light before the 



14 Minutes oi the 

chnrclies and mankind at large, v\'e have only to picture 
(not what it now is) what it should be. 

Let the servant of Christ find himself in the midst of a 
people who appreciate his worth and his labors ; who give 
him those manifestations of their regard which inspire 
him with confidence — which draw forth his affections and 
stimulate his ambition. Let him feel, in the first place, 
that his office is revered, and its authority recognized, and 
that he is esteemed in love for his works sake, and may 
venture to discharge, in a praper spirit, the duties of his 
office — not only those of teaching, but those of admonition 
and .o;overnment. Let him feel that the motives which 
animate him are understood; that his labor in study "to 
show himself approved unto God, a worlcman that needeth 
not to be ashamed is appreciated ; that his wants are 
thoughtfully cared for, and provided for; that his people 
have forbearance for his frailties, and sympath}^ for his 
sorrows ; that his brethren are ready with their counsel in 
his perplexities, and their co-operation in his plans of 
usefulness. Let him feel that he can form his plans, and 
lay out his work, and look forward to the execution of 
enterprises for good, with a cheering confidence of reaping 
the fields that he has sown. Let him feel that the seed 
he scatters is not watered by his own tears alone, but that 
his people pray for him while he preaches; that they re- 
member him in their closets and at their domestic altars ; 
and that they so speak of him in their families, and in the 
wa,lks of business, and in the social intercourse of life, as 
will open the public ear and draw tiie public heart to his 
ministry, and give him moral powder with men. 

"Happy is that people that is in such a case. Yea, 
happy is that people wdiose God is the Lord." 

Eespectfully submitted, Committee. 

The invitation to correspondence renewed, when Drs. 
McManaway, Mitchell and Oliver came forward and wel- 
comed to seats. Also Rev. I, P. Hedgepeth from the 
Robeson Association was recognized and made welcome. 

Rev. W. S. Ballard read the 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION 

Your committe appointed to prepare a report on Min- 
isterial Education, would respectfully call the attention of 
the Association to the great need of education among the 



Cape tear Baptist Assooiation. 



J^ 



Baptist of the State, Other denominations are going for" 
ward in the great cause : We as Baptist cannot atitbrd to 
neglect our young men that leel called of God to preach 
the Gospel. Wake Forest College is helping thirty-one 
young men ; then let us have a. part in the great work. It 
behooves Baptist to push forward the education of their 
ministry ; we therefore urge all who feel thus called to 
avail themselvCvS ot these privileges. 

Kespectlully submitted, VV. S. Ballard, 

G. W. Jones, 
B. H. Wescott, 
W. A. Price 

After which, the Association was addressed by Dr. 
Mitchell, and the following pledges were made. 



i3ogue Chapel $2.00 

Cedar Grove 2,00 

Cherry Grove 2.50 

Griffin's Cross Koads 5.00 

Livingston Chapel 5.00 

Oak Dale 5.00 

Mt. Zion 2.50 

Pleasant Plain .....2.00 

Piney Forest 5.00 

Porter Swamp 3.00 

White Marsh 2.00 

Abbottsburg 1.50 

Clarkton i.oo 

Myrtle Branch i.oo 

South Port I.oo 



Town Creek 1.0° 

B'renche's Creek $3-oo 

Galeed i.oo 

Hickory Grove i.oo 

Mt. Pleasant 5.00 

Paradise 5.00 

Salt Marsh 200 

Wooten's Chapel 500 

Zion's Hill 200 

Antioch 2.00 

Bethel i.oo 

Goshen. 200 

Lebanon 2.00 

Mt. Pisgah 200 



INDIVIDUALS : 

Minos Powell, $1 00 Paid 

F. Lennon, Jr., i 00 " 

A. T. Howell, $5 00, 2 00 " 



Total. 



;i 50 



Rev. J. B. Downing read the 

REPORT ON COLPORTAGE. 

We are commanded to preach the gospel to every creat- 
ure, and to carry out this conmiand. 

It is not only necessary to have churches or houses of 
worship, for the people to assemble in and hear the word, 
but we need men called of God and filled with the Holy 
Spirit to go i'rom house to house and talk with the people 
around their fireside and in their family circles about the 
way of salvation. 



13 Mintiies of th& 

There is great destitution even in the Cape J^ear Assd- 
ciation. Many people never go to church. Many are 
destitute of the word of God. Many children never go 
to Sabbath School. To meet this destitution we need a 
system of Colportage. Such a work has been organized 
already in tifteeu of our Associations, and the results are 
of a most gratifying character. Our brethren in Virginia 
are far ahead of us in this work. They appropriate five 
thousand dolhirs annually to Colportage work : These 
Colportcrs organize Sabbath Schools in the destitute 
places. Suppl}^ the people with Bibles, Sabbath School 
papers, etc. And thus prepare the way for the preached 
word, [n view of these facts we suggest to you the pro- 
priety of making an ettbrt to organize Colportage work in 
your Association as soon as possible. 

Respectfully submitted. Committee. 

After additional remarks by Rev. D, J. Clark, the 
report was adopted. 

Rev. A. II. Porter read the 

REPORT ON CORRESPONDENCE. 

To the Robeson Association — Rev. J. D. Harrclson, G. 
W. Jones and Rev. G. W. Hill. 

To the Eastern Association — Rev. J. W. Gore, Rev. J. 
M. Register and J. S. Devane. 

To the "Waccamaw — Rev. E. W. Wooten, J. II. Godwin, 
J. F. Harrell and J3aniel Jolly. 

To the South Atlantic— Rev. W. S. Ballard, J. L. Wes- 
cott, C. C. Gore and John Long. 

To the Cedar Creek Association — Eld. R. M. Sessoms, 
R. L. Mason and Rev. R. M. Hilburn. 

Lumber River Association — Col, C. D. Russ, Asa High, 
Rev. D. J, Clark and Rev. E. W. Wooten. 

Columbus County Association — H. B. Collier, Thos. 
Barefoot, Eld. G. W. Hill and John Long. 

To the Baptist State Convention — W. S. Ballard, E. 
W. Wooten, G. W. Hill, A. T. Howell, D. J. Clark, J. M. 
Register, J. P. Lennon, I. M. Powell, L. I. Yates, Orran 
Lennon, J. Q. Elkins, W. J. Register, Dennis L. Lennon, 
J. L. Wescott, Joseph Stanland, J. S, Devane. 
, Southern Baptist Convention — Eld. E. W. Wooten. 
Respectfully submitted, O. Lennon, 

Tiios. Barefoot, 
K. M, IIlLBUM, 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 17 

On motion, Rev. J. D. llarrelson was appointed to write 
the letter of correspondence to the Robeson Association. 

Adjourned for one hour. Prayer by Rev. A. G. 
McManaway. 

EVENING SESSION. 

The Asssciation was called together by singing 413 
hymn. Prayer by Rev. R. M. Hilburn. 

On motion, Rev. J. P. Lennon be relieved, and that 
Dr. Mitchell be appointed to preach the Missionary sermon 
on to-morrow. 

List of deleo-ates was called and corrected. 

Rev. H. Lennon reports on Ministerial Examination as 
follows : 

We will most respectfully state that neither of the 
brethren referred to is present. Submitted. 

Committee. 

Rev. J. D. llarrelson read the letter of correspondence 
to the Robeson Association, and it was received. 

On motion the brethren from Cherry Grove were ex- 
cused for balance of the session. 

Rev. A. G. McManaway read 

THE REPORT ON HOME MISSION. 

The number of missionaries employed this year is 328, 
an increase of 45 over last year. 

The number of baptisms have been 4,837; number 
added to the mission churches by letter, 3,565. The total 
increase has been 8,402. Number of churches organized 
is 328, and of house ot worship built, 68. Num- 
ber of Sunday Schools organized is 343, in which there 
arc 10,170 teachers and pupils. Pages of tracts distribu- 
ted, 850,000, and 6,000 bibles and testaments. 

The work of the Board has been done in Alabama, 
Arkansas, Cuba, Florida, Georgia, Indian Territory, 
Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Maryland, Missouri, 
Texas, Tenness-^e, West Virginia and Virginia. 

Respectfully submitted, Committee. 



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Minutes of the 



After wMcli he made some remarks and appointed the 
following Home Mission Agents : 



Churches. 
Benevolence, 
Bogue Chapel, 
Cedar Grove, 
Cherry Grove, 
Cheerful Hope, 
Griffin's, 

Livingston Chapel, 
Macedonia, 
Oak Dale, 
Mt. Sinai, 
Mt. Zion, 
Palmyra, 
Pleasant Plain, 
Porter Swamp, 
Piney Forest, 
Sweet Home, 
Western Prong, 
White Marsh, 
Gum Swamp, 
Abbottsburg, 
Brown's Creek, 
Galeed, 

Hickory Grove, 
Clarkton, 
Mt. Pleasant, 
Paradise, 
Salt Marsh, 
Sandy Grove, 
Shady Grove, 
Wooten's Chapel, 
Zion's Hill, 
Autioch, 
Bethel, 
Bethel, 

Edwards' Chapel, 
Frenche's Creek, 
Goshen, 
Lebanon, 
Mt. Pisgah, 
Myrtle Branch, 
South Port, 
Town Creek, 
Sharon, 



Agents. 

W. Q. Gause, 
G. W. Flinn, 
W. Y. Tyler, 
G. Edwards, 
J. W. Smith, 

D. S. Lennon, 
Henry Lennon, 
J. H. Williamson, 
J. E. Porter, 
E.H.Todd, 

O. Lennon, 

,J. G. Thompson, 

J. B. Harrejson, 

E. B. Godwin. 
L. I. Yates, 
J. Stanly,; 
H. B. Collier, 
'i'. Barefoot, 
G. W. Long, 
Miss Mollie Byrd, 
W. B. Hester, 

F. Callihan, 

G. W. Jones, 
J. W. Hester, 
W. J. Register, 
D. M. Perry, 

A. ,T. Squires, 
M. Dove, 

Z. G. Thompson, 
J. S. Devane, 
F. Hilburn, 
Jos. Stanaland, 

B. D. Wescott, 

B. Roberts. 
Y. R Porter, 

C. B. Pridgen, 
S. J. Rowell, 

Miss T. I. Harrelson, 

R. B. demons, 

H. Mints, 

Mrs. L. Clemens, 

J. M, Potter, 

A. B. Pridgen, 



Post Office. 

Wooten, N. C. 
Hallsboro, 

Cerro Gordo, " 

Crooms, " 

Byrdsville, " 

Evergreen, " 

Robeson, " 

Cerro Gordo, " 

Orton, " 

Clarendon, " 

Elkinsville, " 

Old Dock, " 

Vineland, " 

Cerro Gordo, " 

Grist's, " 

Vineland, " 

Wooten, " 

Hallsboro, " 

Bolton, " 

Abbottsburg, " 

Elizabethtown, " 

Bladenboro, " 

Clarkton, •' 

Register, " 

Rosindale, " 

Nat. Moore, " 

Bladenboro, " 

Abbottsburg, " 

Brinkland, " 

Bladenboro, " 

Supply. '• 

South Port, " 

Brompton, " 

Rosindale, " 

Kelly's, " 
Farmers' Turnout, " 

Winnabow, " 

Supply, " 

Phcenix, '' 

South Port, " 

Town Creek, " 

Viola, " 



Bro. McManaway urges that each oi these appointed 
should send a contribution for Home Missions to the 
Treasurer of the Baptist State Convention at Raleigh, 
K C, by April 15th, 1890. 

The Moderator announced that Rev. I. P. Hedgepeth 
preach at the stand 2:30 p. m. 

Rev. D. J. Clark read the report on Sunday Schools. 

MORE MEN FOR THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. 

As we cast our eyes all along dowm the ranks, espe- 
cially of our great Sunday School army, and see what a 
multitude of Christian women are enlisted for the war, 
and are pressing bravel}^ to the front, we cannot help 
asking. What has become of all the men, that women 
largely are left alone to fight this battle for God and hu- 



(Jape ^ear J^aptist Association. \. j^ 

tiianity ? Are they hidden away among the stuff, as was 
Saul, when all Israel was looking tor a leader, or are they 
quaking with fear, as was Barak, when called to battle ; 
and so must Deborah arise to take the place that a man 
should fill, and to bear away all the honors. What we 
want in our Sunday Schools is not fewer women — we 
have not a single one too many — but more men. business 
men, professional men, successful men, educated men — 
the very bone and sinew, the very brawn and brain of our 
churches — whose very presence would be an inspiration 
and a declaration to all beholders that Sunday School was 
worthy of the heartiest co-operation of the steadiest men. 
Kespectfully submitted. 

Committee. 

repopt of finance committee. 
The amounts received by your committee from the 
different churches and other sources for the following 
objects, in cash : 

For State Missions, $58 78 

" Foreign Missions, , . ... . 50 07 

" Home Missions, 18 77 

" Associational Missions, . . . . 33 10 

" Baptist Orphanage, . . , . . 18 23 

Ministerial Education, . 

C. L. Powell, ...... 

Minute Fund, 

Total for all objects, .... $241 50 

O. Lennon, 1 

T. Barefoot, V Committee. 

G. "W. Jones, j 

Eev. A. T. Howell read the 

REPORT on PERIODICALS, 

We are moving in an era of thoughts and ideas, and 
the printing press gives to these tongues to speak and 
wings to fly. We are living in an age of reading, an age 
in which the press hurls forth reading matter of almost 
every description. Unless we supply ourselves with a 
sound and healthy literature and inform ourselves in 
matters relative to our faith, we shall be overcome by the 
devil's isms and infidelity. 



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And besides, we must have wholesome literature toi* 
our children, or else the silver-shod horse ot despotism 
will trample them in the dust. V/e, therefore, heartil}' 
commend the ^<"6-im^ ^ecorc/er, the orajan ot the Baptists 
of North Carolina, as strictly orthodox in that faith which 
was once delivered to the saints, o-enuine in moralitv, 
aggressive in character and worthy of the patronage of 
all our brethren. We hope that every pastor will make 
a strenuous effort to put the Rtcorder in every family of 
their respective churches \^q also commend Chariti/ 
and Children, Foreign 31issiov Jrunial, Gos'pel Herald, 
Home Field and Home 31issioii Journal. 

For our Sunday School helps we recommend Kind 
Words and Intcrnittioncd Quarterlies as being well adapted 
to our Sunday School v/ork and pure in doctrine. 
Eespectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

Eld. G. W. Hill read the iollowing resolution : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due and 
herebv tendered to the Grifiin's Cross Roads Church and 
citizens of the community^for their very kind and liberal 
hospitality extended to them during this session. 

The resolution was adopted, 
liev. I). J. Clark read the 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Temperance is the great weal of the age. We need a 
great reformation among the people in all things, and 
especially in our appetite for strong drink. We need to 
train the youth against taking the first taste of whiskey, 
wine or cider. Solomon says : " Look not upon the 
wine when it is red, when it giveth his color in the cup, 
when it moveth itself aright. At last it biteth like a ser- 
pent, and stingeth like an adder " Some of the evils of 
intemperance are seen in the existem.'e of six hundred 
thousand drunkards in the United States ahme, and in 
the appalling fact that eighty thousand of these who are 
so unfortunate o'o down to drunkards' s;raves pnnuallv. 

Surel}' Solomon asked some questions of tremendous 
import when he said : " AVho hath contentions? Who 
hath woe ? Who hath sorrow ? Who hath babbling? 
Who hath redness of eyes ? They that tarry long at the 



t^ape Pear Baptist As&oomtiot), 2l 

Wine ; they that go to seek mixed wine." 

And Paul says: '-No drunkard shall inherit the 
kingdom of God'."— Cor., 6:10 ; Gal., 5:21. 

And a double curse is pronounced on the man dealing 
the intoxicating cup to his fclIow-man. " Woe unto him 
that giveth his neighbor drink; that putteth thy bottle to 
him and niakest him drunken also." — Habakkuk, 2:15. 

RespecttVilly submitted, 

Committee. 

There not being enough money in the Treasury to 
settle with Rev. S. G P(.)rter for missionary work done, 
on motion the collection on to-morrow be given to that 
purpose. 

On motion the Clerk was allowed .^15.00 for his ser- 
vices, and that he be ordered to have as many copies 
of the minutes printed as the money in hand sent up for 
that purpose will pay for. 

On motion the Treasurer be authorized to pay over all 
funds to the different objects 

On motion all unfinished business was referred to the 
Executive Committee. 

On motion that the Sunday School mass meeting meet 
to-morrow at 9:30 a. m. Adjourned. Prayer by Eld. 
G. W. Hill. 

E. W. WooTEN, Moderator. 
A. H. Porter, Clerk, 

Report of S. J. Porter: 

MISSIONARY FOR CAPE FEAR ASSOCIATION. 

To the Executive Committee of Cape Fear Association : 

Dear Brethren: — Having been employed by your 
general agent. Rev. E W. Wooten, to labor within the 
bounds of your Association, I have the pleasure of sub- 
mittino; for vour consideration the lollowino; report of my 

O 1/ Oil/ 

labors. 

I commenced traveling June 16tli, and closed my work 
August 19th. I traveled fifty days, preached fifty 



:^2 MinutBS oi' th& 

sermons, addressed four Sunday Schools and aided irt 
organizing one Sunday School. I presented the claims 
of the Association and received cash $26.65, pledges 
$177.75. 

Owing to the prevalent rains which swelled the Cape 
Fear river, I was unable to visit Sharon church in Pen- 
der county, and French's Creek and Salt Marsh churches 
in Bladen count}^ for similar reasons, was also unable to 
visit Little Zoar in Brunswick county. 

I found, to m\" encouragement, all the churches in the 
Association supplied with pastors; and a majority of the 
churches have flourishino- Siindav Schools, which are 
doing good work. 

I found the brethren at Gum Swamp Chapel in great 
need of a house of worship, and they respectfully ask the 
Association to take a collection at its next session 
to aid them in building their house. 

We earnestly urge the pastors to present the claims of 
the Association to their churches during the coming year, 
and see that they make an effort to do more in the future 
than has been done heretofore. Our people need Bible 
training in regard to giving to benevolent objects. Giving 
is one of our greatest christian duties, and every christian 
should feel it as such, when we remember that so manv 
precious souls are living in darkness and dying in sin, 
because the Gospel light has never shined upon their 
souls. 

The old Cape Fear Association has a prosperous future 
awaitiLg it, if our pastors and official members will only 
array and prepare themselves and their churches to march 
onward to it under the guiding liand of God and the 
unerring counsel of heaven. 

Hoping that my humble labors in your midst have and ' 
will be blest. I render my thanks to you, dear brethren, 
for having emplo^'ed me in the service of the Association. 
Fraternally yours in the Master's work, 

Samuel J. Pokter. 
August 23rd, 1889. 

SUNDAY MORMNG. 

Sunday School mass meeting conducted bj^ liev. W. S. 
Ballard. Addresses by Eld. G. W. Hill, Eev. D. J. 
Clark and Rev. J, F. Leunon, after which Bro. Oliver 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 23 

spoke in behalf of the Orphanage, at the close of which, 
a collection amounting to $12.50 (including the subscrib- 
ers for Charity and Children) was raised. 

Eld. Wooten announced preaching in the house by 
Dr. Mitchell, and at the stand by Rev. W. S. Ballard at 
12 m. 

Recess fifteen minutes. Then the congregation assem- 
bled to the house and stand for preaching. Text used by 
Dr. Mitchell, Rom. 1, 16. 

After wdiich the collection was taken up, amounting to 
$5.91 for the object as aforesaid. 

Thus closed a pleasant and profitable session of the 
Cape Fear Baptist Association. 

A. H. Porter, Clerk. 



treasurer's report for 1889. 

L. I. Yates, Treasurer, 1888 and 1889. 

DR. 

Oct. 25. To amount sent up to the Association for all purposes S203 82 

" By receipt from Rev. C. Durham— cr. 

State Missions $48 69 

Foreign Missions 22 55 

Home Missions 14 2(5 

•' By receipt from E. VV. Wooten, agent 10 00 

" By receipt from J. W. Oliver for Orphanage ^ 54 89 

" By receipt from Rev. ,Iohn Mitchell for Ministerial 9 78 

By receipt from Rev. J. W. Hill 1 15 

" By receipt from Rev S. .1. Porter, Clerk, for minute funds. 23 50 

" By receipt from S. J. Porter for services as Clerk 15 00 

1889. 

Mch. 30. By receipt from Rev. S. J. Porter, to expenses on minutes 60 

•' " " postage in distributing minutes 159 

Total .„ $202 01 

Balance ori hand , . 1 81 

ti. I. YATES, Treasurer. 



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EIGHTY-SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION 

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— HELD WITH THE— 

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COLUMBUS COUNTY, N. C, 

October 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th, 



NEXT SESSION TO BE HELD WITH THE CHTJECH AT MT. PISGAH, 
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N. C, COMMENCING OCTOBER 24tH, 1891 



Rev. E. W. WOOTEN, Moderator, Wooten, N. C. 

" A. H. PORTER, Clerk Orton, 

C. C. GORE, Treasurer, .- Whiteville, " 



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LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



I). J. CLARK, 

J. W. GORE. 

r.. W. HILL. 

L W. HILBURN, - 

.R. M. HILBURN', - 

D. C. KELLY, 
J. P. LEXXON. 

J. M. REOxlSTER, - 
R. M SE.SSOMS, - 
J. W. SMITH, 
L SELLERS. 

E. L. SWAIN, 

E. W. WOOTKN, - 
W. S. BALLARD. - 
A. T. HOWELL, 
J. n. IIARRELSOK, 
A. H. PORTER, 
M. P. WHITE, 
G. C. CAIKES, 



Clavkton. N. C. 
Yineland. 

Rdbetioii's, 
Blade II boro, 
Wilmington, '•' 
liobeson's " 
Whitehall, 
Lumber ton, *• 
Byrdsville, *' 
Supply, 
Supply, 

Wooten's, " 
South port, 
Jacksonville, *• 
Fair Bluff, '^ 
Orton, *' 

Wilmington, " 
Orton, " 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 



E. W. WOOTEX, 
0. LENNON, 
J. Q. ELKINS, 
G. W. HILL, 



W J . BALLARD, 
D. J. CLARK, 
W. J. REGISTER. 
H. B. COLLIER. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



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White Marsh Church, ) 

Columbus County, N. C, October 23rd, 1890. \ 

The Cape Fear Baptist Association met in its eighty-sixth 
session with this church. 

Services opened by singing "Am I a Soldier of the Cross?" 
Prayer by Rev. F. T. Wooten. Introductory sermon preached 
by Rev. F. T. Wooton, from I Cor. 12 :27. Prayer by Rev. 
W. S. Ballard, at the close of which an intermission of thirty 
minutes was given. 

The delegates then assembled in the h'ou=e, and the Moder- 
ator called the Association to order by reading 2nd Cor., 4th 
chapter. Singing hymn 622. Prayer by Rev G. F. Stanley. 
The Moderator then declared the body ready for business. — 
On motion list of churches was called — a majority not pres- 
ent. On motion proceeded to business. Breth. 0. Lennon, 
C. C. Gore and G. W. Jones were appointed Committee of Fi- 
nance, and Revs. W. S. Ballard and F. T. Wooten Reading 
Clerks. 

On motion letters were called for, read and received, and 
the names of delegates enrolled as follows : i 

COLUMBUS COUNTY. 

Benevolence — G. F. Smith. * 

Bogue Chapel — J. P. Pierce, G. W. Flinn and Edward Ray- 
Cedar Grove — A. R. Noble, J. Tyler and Samuel Campbell. 
Cherry Grove — D. V. Coleman. 
Cheerful Hope — G. W. Long and W. J, Russell. 
Griffin's Cross Roads — D. S. Lennon, J. P. Lennon. 
Gum Swamp Chapel — M. J. Carroll, G. W. Weeks. 
Livingston Chapel — J. P. Lennon. 



4 MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR 

Macedonia — J. H. Williamson, A. M. Williamson, L. F. 
Brown. 

Oak Dale — A. H. Porter. Jimpsey Hester, J. Q. BuUard. 

Mt. Sinai — -R. J. Boman, Minos Powell. 

Mt. Zion — 0. Lennon, J.-Q. Elkins. 

Palmyra — D. Y, Formy Duval, J. J. Sasser. 

Pleasant Plain — C. C. Gore, D. J. Jolly, R. S. Richardson. 

Piney Forest — W. H. Vann. 

Porter Swamp — C. J. Godwin. 

S.weet Home— I. M. Todd, W. H. Coleman. 

W.estern Prong —A. Toon, A. Nance. 

White Marsh — T. Barefoot, Daniel Brown, John Creech. 

Union Valley — N. W. Fryer. 

China Grove — Charles McCormick. 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Abbottsburg — R. L. Mason. 

Bethel— By Letter. 

Brown Creek — By Letter. 

Clarkton — G. English, J. J. Stnbbs. 

Edwards Chapel — Y. R. Porter. 

French's Creek— C. B. Pridgen, J. W. McMillan. 

Galeed— T. C. Hilburn, C. G. Averett. 

Hickory Grove — G. W. Jones, M. B. Singletary. 

Mt. Pleasant — J. G. Thaggard. 

Paradise — N. A, Ca:llihan, W. H. Perry. 

Salt Marsh — J. H. Squires. 

Sandy Grove — Not Represented. 

Shady Grove — By Letter. 

Wooten's Chapel — ^J. S. Devane, E. J. Grimsly. 

Zion's Hill — Not Represented. 

BRUNSWICK COUNTY. 

Antioch. By Letter. 

Bethel. B. D. Wescott. 

Goshen. J. C. Powell. 

Lebanon. J. W. Collins, J. F, Swain. 

Mt. Pisgah. L. Sellers, E. L. Swain. 

Myrtle Branch. M. P. White. 

Little Zoar. By Letter. 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 5 

South Port. John L. Westcott. W. S. Balhird. 
Shilo. F. J. Atkinson. 
Town Creek. Bn' Letter. 

PENDEK COUNTY. 

Sharon. R. D: Pridgen. 

An invitation to corresponding and visiting brethren was 
extended, when Rev. G. F. Stanly, from the Waceamaw Asso- 
ciation, and Rev. F. T. Wooten, from the Eastern Association 
came forward, and were welcomed to seats. 

On motion, a Committee on Religious Exercises was ap- 
pointed as follows : Brethren J. F. Harrell, T. Barefoot, G. 
W. Flinn. 

The committee on religious exercises submitted the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted : Revs. J, B, Downing and G. 
F. Stanley preach in Whiteville to-night, and Rev. W. S. Bal- 
lard preach at the stand to-morrow at 11 a. m. 

On motion, adjourned to meet at 9 :80 to-morrow a. m. 

SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. A. H. Porter. 
Read 122nd and 133rd Psalms. Hymn 835. Prayer by Bro. 
J. L. Wescott and Rev. J. B. Downmg. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator by 
reading Phil. 2. Prayer by Elder J. M. Register. List of 
churches called ; majority present. Letters called for, when 
several came forward, read and received. On motion, preach- 
ing postponed until the assembling of the Association after- 
noon. 

An invitation to Churches desiring to connect with this 
body was extended, when Bro. N. W. Fryei- came forward 
from Union Valley Church, with a letter of dismission from 
the Columbus County Association, and two newly t)rganized 
Churches, namely : China Grove, of Columbus County, and 
Shilo. oi Brunswick County, which were received into full fel- 
lowship with this body. The Association then proceeded to 
re-organize by electing Eld. E. W. Wooten, Moderator, Rev. 
A. H. Porter, Clerk, and Bro. C. C. Gore, Treasurer. 

On motion, the usual committees were appointed, viz : 



6 MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR 

071 State Missions. Rev. W. S. Bcallard, J. P. Pierce, J. T. 
Tyler, G. W. Long. 

On Ministerial Sup'port. Rev. J. B. Downing, O. Lennon, 
M. P. White, C. B. Pridgen. E. J. Grimsley. 

On Sunday ScJiooIs. Rev. A. H. Porter, J. L. Wescott, J. F. 
Harrell. 

On Periodicals. Rev. D. J. Clark, Rev. G. F. Stanly, J. F. 
Smith, Henry Flake. 

Arrangements. J. F. Harrell, Thomas Barefoot, G. W. Flinn. 

Oji Ministerial Examination. Rev. G. W. Hill. 

To Select Executive Committee. C. C. Gore, W. H, Vann, G. 
W. Flinn, J. F. Harrell, A. Toon. 

On Correspondence. J. L Wescott, 0, Lennon, N. W. Fryer, 
J. Q. Elkins. 

On Colportage. J. S. Devane, G. W. Jones, R. Richardson, 
R. L. Mason. 

On Temperance. J. P. Lennon, G. W. Long, J. H. William- 
son. J. Hester. Rev. D. J. Clark. 

On motion, a committee on Ministerial Relief he appointed. 

On Ministerial Relief Fund. J, F. Harrell, W. S. Ballard, 
J, S. Devane, J. L. Wescott, A. H. Porter. 

On motion, adjourned for one hour. 

EVENING SESSION. 

The Association called together by singing, prayer by Eld, 
J. P. Lennon. The Moderator announced preaching at the 
stand by Rev. G. F. Stanley. Letters from absent Churches 
called for, when several came forward, read and received. — 
Minutes of yesterday called for, read and adopted. 

On motion, the report on State Mission^ be made a special 
object for to-morrow, 10 A. M. 

On motion, the Sect, be allowed $1.58 due him for blanks 
and postage for past year. 

Bro. J. F, Harrell read the 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL RELIEF FUND, 

No other denomination has been so tardy in recognizing the claims 
of their aged and care-worn ministers. We should no longer shun 
this scriptural injunction, and although many of our pastors may 
feel some delicacy, we believe every congregation and every Baptist 
in the land, should be made to feel their individual responsibility, and 



BAPTIST TSSOCIATIONj 7 

contribute according to their prosperity. Your committee recom- 
mend that pastors of each Church in the Cape Fear Association be 
requested to deliver an appropriate discourse, and explain the object 
of the fund within the next three months, and forward their collec- 
tions to the Treasurer of the Baptist State Convention. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

COMMITTEK. 

Remarks by Brethren Harrell, Wescott and Rev. W. S. Bal- 
lard. Report adopted. 

The hour for ]o(?ating ihe next session of the Association 
arrived, and it was given to the Church at Mt. Pisgah, Bruns- 
wick County, N. C, beginning on Thursday before the fourth 
Sunday in October, 1891, 11 a. m. Rev. J. M. Register ap- 
pointed to preach the introductory sermon ; alternate, Rev. 
E. W. Wooten. 

On motion, 10 :30 a. m. tomorrow, be made a special object 
for taking up a collection for the purpose of aiding in building 
a Church house at Gum Swamp. The committee on religious 
exercises reported as follows: Rev. W. S. Ballard to preach 
to-morrow at the stand at 11 a. m. 

On motion adjourned ; prayer by Bro. J. S. Devane. 
THIRD DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Devotional exercises, conducted by Bro. Devane and Rev. 
M. P. White, reading 37th Psalm. After some remarks, pray- 
er by Rev. J. B. Downing. 

List of churches called ; majority present. An invitation to 
visiting brethren was extended, when Dr. Speight came for- 
ward, and was welcomed. Minutes of yesterday called for, 
read and adopted. Rev. W. S. Ballard read the report on 
State Missions : 

At the last meeting of the Convention at Henderson, the cry came 
from many points of the State: ' Come over and help us." The breth- 
ren seeing this open door and white fields for the gospel, and impress- 
ed with the great command: "Go ye into all the world and preach 
the gospel to every creature," decided to raise this year, ($15,000) fif- 
teen thousand dollars for the work We have paid ($7,000) seven 
thousand of the amount. We have ($8,000) eight thousand to pay, 
and only a short time to do it. Let's do our part All over North 
Carolina we have men doing the .Master's work. Good news comes 
from them. Respectfully Submitted, 

Committee. 



MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR 



Very warm a 


nd interesting remarks were made 


by Dr. 


Speight, after which the followir 


ig pledges were m 


ade for 


State Missions 








lienevolence, 


$4.00 $1.00 paid 


Livingston Chape 


I, $5.00 


Bogue < hapel, 


5.00 


M acedonia. 


4.0(> 


('edar (irove 


2.00 


Oak Dale, 


5.0l» 


' lier'-y Grove, 


5.00 


.Mt. Sinai, 


3.00 


Cheerful Hope, 


3.00 


Mt. Zion, 


5.(0 


(Jrilfln's, 


5.0i) 


Pleasant Plain, 


5 00 


Porter Swamp, 


8.00 


Salt .Marsh, 


4.(0 


Piney Forest 


5.00 


Shady Grove, 


2.00 


Sweet Home, 


4.00 


Wooten's chapel, 


5.00 


AVestetn Proug, 


4.00 


Antioch, 


B.OO 


White Marsh, 


4.00 


Bethel, 


3 00 


(jiuni Swamp, 


1.50 


French's Creek, 


8.00 


< hiiia Grove, 


5.00 


Goshen, 


8.00. 


Union Valley, 


1.00 


Lebanon, 


5.0f» 


Abbottsburg, 


5.00 


Mt. Pisgah, 


• 4.00 


Galeed, 


5.00 


^'yrtle Branch, 


2.01 » 


Clarkton, 


3.00 


South Port, 


15.0' 


Mt. Pleasatit, 


5 00 


Shilo 


3.t0 


Paradise, 

Total, 


2.00 






' 


S 1H9.50. 


Report adopted. 




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taking up a collection for 


the purpose of 


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a house of worship 


at Gum 


Swamp arrived 


Collection amounted to $8.49. 




The Clerk read the 







REPORT ON PERIODICALS : 

We must have wholesome literature for our children, or else, the 
silver shod horse of despotism will trample them in the dust. We, 
therefore, heartily recommend the "Biblical Recorder " the organ of 
the Baptist of North Carolina as strictly orthodox in that faith once 
delivered to the saints, genuine in morality, aggressive in character, 
and worthy of the patronage of all our brethren. We hope that every 
pastor will make a strenuous effort to put the "Recorder" in every 
family of their respective Churches We also commend "Charity and 
Children," "Foreign Mission Journal," ' Gospel Herald," "Home Field 
and Home Mission Journal." For our Sunday School helps we re- 
commend "Kind Words," as being well adapted to our Sunday School 
work, and pure in doctrine. Respectfully Submitted. 

Committee. 

-Dr. Speight then addressed the Association on the subject. 

Report adopted. 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

Bro. J. S. Devane read the 

REPORT ON COLPORTAGE : 

The subject is one deserving our attention as cliristians, seeking all 
means that are lawful to promote tiie Master's Kingdom. "The Bible," 
in the language of Chillingworth, "is the religion of protestants."— 
Hut it is emphatically the standard of ultimate appeal, and has para- 
mount authority among Baptists, vvhat a reflection on us then to 
know that there are many families in this Association, who do iiot 
own a copy of God's word. This is pre-eminently an age of great 
mental activity, and literature of all kinds is sent daily, broadcast, 
through the land. Much of this literature is as deadly to spiritual 
life as the poison of asps. But if we fail to supply reading matter 
that is helpful and beneficial, the devil will supply that which is ruin' 
ous. Eld. Downing has, during part of last year, done some incideiit- 
al colportage work. 1 copy from his report, i.nd commend to your 
earnest consideration the following fact. He says : "I found in one 
week on the public road, 30 families destitute of the Bible." Nor did 
he find a religious book of any kind in these families Bro. Downing 
continues: -'There must be three hindred families in Columbus Coun- 
ty who have not a copy of this Magna Charter of the Baptist, the 
Holy Bible." We therefore commend this subject to the Churches, 
and urge that the Association move in this matter at its earliest pos- 
sible opportunity. Respectfully Submitted, 

Committee. 
Report adopted. On motion adjourned for one hour. 

EVENING SESSION. 

The Association was called together by singing hymn 623. 
Prayer by Rev. J. P. Lennon. 
Rev. J. P. Lennon read 

THE REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Intemperance is the great curse of the present, and judging from 
what we read in God's Holy "Word, it must have been considered a 
great curse in ages past. In both, the old and the new Testament, 
there are woes and curses pronounced against those who drink wine 
or strong drink, and they are classed with those who shall not inherit 
the Kingdom of Heaven. By reference to Habakkuk, 2 chapt 15, we 
find a woe pronounced against the individual who puts the bottle to 
his neighbor's mouth, r.nd causes him to be drunk. Brethren, we be- 
lieve that we should ask ourselves the question: Are we, as Baptists, 
doing wha^ we can to drive this curse from Our land or, are we not 
guilty to some extent, of putting the bottle to our neighbor V 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Committee. 



10 MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR 

After remarks by Devane, Speight, Harrell, Porter, Wescott 
and others, report adopted. 

The committee on religious exercises submitted the follow- 
ing report, that Eld. J. P. Lennon preach at the stand, 2 p. m. 

Bro. J. L. Wescott read 

THE REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOL. 

The Sunday School work is for every age and season, and if It is not 
a pleasing duty to every professing chistian, there is a shadow cast 
upon their sincerity. And as a denomination we should demand 
more personal or individual application, and no official or pastor should 
be allowed to absent himself from the regular sessions of the School 
or Church without being called on for a reasonable excuse. And we 
further appeal to the pastors of our Churches to urge the necessity of 
a well organized Sunday School in every Church. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Committee. 

After remarks by Bro. Harrell, report was adopted. 

Bro. G. W. Jones read 

THE REPORT ON FINANCE. 

The amounts received by your committee from the dilferent 
Churches and other sources, for the foUowino^ objects in cash: 

For StatH Missions, $41.57 

" Foreign Missions, 44.04, 

" Home Missions 21.15 

" Associational Missions, 17.5'-) 

" Baptist Orphanage, ;. 37.42 

" Minutes Funds, .43.72 

" Ministerial Education,. ; .28.25 

«' Ministerial Relief Funds, 1.13 

Total, $ 233.87 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Committee. 

Report on correspondence read and adopted. 
To Robeson Association— Pevs. J D. Harrelson, G W. Hill, J. P. 
Lennon. 
To Eastern Association— Rev. J. M. Register, J. S. Devane, J. Q. 

Elkins. 

To Waccamaw Association— Rev. E. VV. Wooten. J. H. Godwin, J. 
H, Godwin, J. F. Harrell, K. L Mason. 

To South Atlantic— Rev. W S. Ballard, J. L Wescott, John J. 
Long, Rev. E. W, Wooten 

To Cedar Creek— Eld. R. M. Sessoms, R. L. Mason, Rev R. M. 
Hilburn. 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

To Lumber River— C. D. Rass, Asa High, Rev. D. .J. Clark. 

To Baptist State (Convention— Revs. W. S. 13allard, E. W. Wooten, 
a. W. Hill, D. J. Clark, J. M. Register, J. P. Lennon, Mreth. I. M. 
Powell, L I. Yates, O. I^ennon, J. Q. Elkins. W. J. Re^'ister, D. 8. 
Lennon, J. L Wescott, J. 8. Devane, 

To Southern Baptist Convention— Revs. E. VV. Wooten, \V. S. 
Ballard. Respectfully Subrcitted, 

Committee. 

Rev. E. W. Wooten made a verbal report on Executive 
Committee. On motion, the executive committee be author- 
ized to pay Rev. .J. B. Downing for work done as colportage. 
Also to turn over all Mission Funds to Dr. Speight On mo- 
tion, the Clerk be allowed $15.00 for his services. 

A resolution was offered by Rev. G. \V. Hill as follows : 

"Resolved that the thanks of this body be hereby tendered to the 
brethren and citizens of this commuaity, for the hospitality extended 
during this session of the Association." 

Resolution adopted. 

Rev. Joseph Ward desires to pay a note the Association 
holds against him. On motion, the Association agreed to ac- 
cept the paN'ment, and deliver him thie note. 

The committee on religious exercises submitted the follow- 
ing report : 

Sunday School >'ass Meeting at 10 a m., J. L. Wescott presiding. 

Preaching at 11:30 a. ni. by Dr. ■!. A Speight, assisted by llev. >V'. 
S. Ballard, public collection to follow. Submitted. 

On motion, adjourned to meet at Mt. Pisgah, Brunswick 
County. N. C. Thursday before fourth Sunday in October, 
1891, 11 a. m. Prayer by Dr. Speight. 

A. H. Porter, Clerk, 

E. W. Wooten. Moderator. 
SUPPLEMENTARY 

Report of Rev J. B. Downing, Colporteur of Cape Fear 
Association : 

To the Executive Committet of the Cape Fenr Association : — 

Dear Brethren:— Since .luly 3rd, 1890, (the day of my appoint- 
ment by the Board to the work,) I have worked 75 days, traveled 650 
miles, preached 60 sermons, witnessed 75 professed conversions visited 
22 Churches, made a canvass of about one fifth of the territory em- 
bracing the Cape Fear Association, secured in cash and pledges for 

( Colportage and Missionary Work , !i!65 00 

On the old debt, 3.50 

For Baptist Orphanage 2.00 



12 MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR 

Sold $75,00 worth of books, at a profit of ^25.00. Y isited 1,000 
families. 

Remarks: — I found in one week on the puplic roads in Columbus 
County, 30 families destitute of the Bible. What must it be in th; 
backwoods? At least 300 families in this one county are destitute 
of the Word of God. Surely our churches ought to make an effort 
to meet this destitution. Respectf ully Submitted, 

J. B Downing. 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

Nothing is more clearly taught in the Hible than the duty of sus- 
taining our pastors. Under the old Jewish economy the ministers of 
(•od were supported from tithes paid in by the people 

The tithing custom was in use amon'r the Jews in the days of 
f hrist, and was recognized by Him as an obligation of the most sa- 
cred character. And Paul declares that 'Ihey that preach the Gospel 
ehall live of the Gospel " Just in proportion as these truths are 
taught to the churches by their pastors just to that extent, will our 
people understand and appreciate the importance of ministerial sup- 
port. Respectfully Submitted, 

Committee 

N. B.— This report was not read before the .Association, but was 
handed to me Sunday morning by Bro. Downing. 

A. H. Porter, Clerk. 
SUNDAY MORNING. 

Sunday School Mass Meeting conducted by Bro J L W&s- 
cott. Addresses by Rev. W. S. Ballard, Dr. Speight and J- 
L. Wescott. 

Recess thirty minutes. Them the congregation assembled 
at the stand for preaching. Text used by Dr. Speight, Ex. 14:15 
after which the collection was taken up amounting to $16.40, 
which went to settling up the debt of the Association. 

Thus closed a pleasant and profitable session of the Cape 
Fear Association. 

A. H. Porter, Clerk, 

P. S. — In justice to the former Treasurer, I will here state 
that his report was sent to the Association, but from some 
cause never came within my possession, consequently it does 
not appear in the minutes. Clerk. 



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October 23nd, 23rd, 24th ami 25th, 1891. 



Next Session tO-bc held with tho Cliureh at Shady Grove, Bladen County, 

N. C., eomnieneing Thursday before the 4tli Sunday 

ill October' 1892. 



REV. E. W. WOOTEN. Modekatoi?. 
REV.- A. H. PORTER. Clerk. ...... 

REV.'C. C. GORE. Tueasx rkr 



AVOOTEN, N. C. 

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JMT. PISGAH CHURCH, 
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Next Session to be held with the Church at Shady Grove, Bladen Couuty, 
N. C, coinmeuciiig Thursday before the 4th Sunday 
- in October, 1892. 



REV. E. W. WOOTEN, Moderator, Wootek, N. C. 

REV. A. H. PORTER, Clerk. . . .-, Orton, N. C. 

REV. C. C. GORE, Treasurer .Wiiitevii-le, N. C. 



NASH BROS., 
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GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



D. J. CLARK, 
J. W. GOEE, 
G. W. HILL, - 
L. W. HILBURN, 
R. M. HILBURN, '- 

D. C. KELLY, - 
J. P. LENNON, 

J. M. REGISTER, 
R. M. SESSOMS, 
J. W. SMITH, 
L. SELLERS, - 

E. L. SWAIN, 

E. W. WOOTEN, 
W. S. BALLARD, 
J. D. HARRELSON, - 
A. H. PORTER, - 
M. P. WHITE, 
G. C. CAINES, - 
DAVID HILBURN, - 



Clarkton, N. C. 
Vineland, N. C. 
Eoka, N. C. 
Robeson's, N. C. 
Bladenboro, N. C. 
Wilmington, N. C 
Robeson's, N. C. 
Whitehall, N. C. 
Lumberton, N. C. 
Byrdsville, N. C. 
Supply, N. C. 
Supply, N. C. 
Wooten's, N. C. 
Southport, N. C. 
Fair Bluff, N. C. 
Ortou, N. 0. 
Wilmington, N. C. 
Orton, N. C. 
Bladenboro, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 



E. W. WOOTEN, 
0. LENNON, 
G. W. HILL, 
J. Q. ELKINS, 



A. H. PORTER, 
H. B. COLLIER, 
THOMAS BAREFOOT. 
J. R. BALDWIN. 



PROCKKDINQS. 



Mt. Pisgah Church, \ 

Brunswick County, N. C, October 22d, 1891. j 

The Cape Fear Baptist Association met in its eighty- 
seventh session with this church. 

Services opened by singing ' 'Come Thou ■ Fount of 
Every Blessing." Introductory sermon was preached 
by Rev. A. H. Porter, from John 10:9. Prayer b}^ Bro. 
J. L. Wescott, at the close of which an intermission of 
one hour was given. 

The delegates then assembled in the house and the 
Moderator called the Association to order by reading 
1 Thes., 5th chapter. Singing hymn 633, "Oh for a 
Heart to Praise ni}^ God." Prayer by Elder G. W. Hill. 
The Moderator then declared the Association ready for 
business. 

On motion list of churches called — a majority present. 
Breth. 0. Lennon, J. H. Williamson and E. L. William- 
son were appointed Committee of Finance, and Revs. G. 
W. Hill and E. J. Edwards were appointed Reading 
Clerks. 

On motion letters were called for, read and received, 
and the names of delegates enrolled, as follows: 

COLUMBUS COUNTY. 

Benevolence — Not represented. 

Bogue Chapel — J. T. Barefoot. 

Cedar Grove— J. Tyler, Troy Tyler, M. Nobles. 

Cherry Grove — Not represented. 

China Grove — Harmon Duncan. 

Cheerful Hope — Rev. J. W. Smith, 

Griffin's Crossroads — By letter. 

Gum Swamp Chapel — M. J. Carrol, C. M. Grimsley. 



4 MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR 

Livingston Chapel — G. D. Lennon, R. T. Ellis, M. M. 
Bordeaux. 

Macedonia — J. H. Williamson, E. L. Williamson. 

Mt. Sinai — M. J. Harrelson, Sr. 

Mt. Zion — 0. Lennon, J. Q. Elkins, J. E. Baldwin. 

Oak Dale— A. H. Porter, R. P. Britt, J. Q. Bullard. 

Palmyra — D. Y. Formyduval, J. J. Sasser. 

Pleasant Plains— G. W. Hill, S. F. Reynolds, C. C, 
Gore. 

Piney Forest — E. H. Nance. 

Porter Swamp- — C. J. Godwin, M. Hammonds. 

Sweet Home — W. H. Coleman, J. M. D. Long. 

Union Valley — By letter. 

Western Prong — E. W. Wooten. 

White Marsh — Thomas Barefoot. 

BLADEX COUNTY. 

Abbottsburg — By letter. 
Bethel — Not represented. 
Brown's Creek — ^By letter. 
Clarkton— E. Y. Baldwin. 
Edwards Chapel — By letter. 
French's Creek— J. W. McMillan, N. G. Bush, 
Galeed — A. J. Freeman, Snowden Hester. 
Hickory Grove — G. W. Jones, W. R. Davis. 
Mt. Pleasant — John Davis. 
Paradise — Not represented. 
Salt Marsh — J. H. Squires, R. M. Squires. 
Sandy Grove — ^Not represented. 

Shady Grove — Z. G. Thompson, G. W. Thompson. E. 
H. Thompson. 

Wooten's Chapel— By letter, 
Zion's Hill— By letter. 

BRUNSWICK COUNTY. 

Antioch — Elisha Sellers, Matthew Long, J. H. Smith. 
Bethel — R. D. Wescott, William Swain, Thos. Dosher. 
Caison Chapel — John Caison, G. T. Holden, S. L. 
Hewett. 

Goshen — Not represented. 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 5 

Lebanon — I. W. Harrelson, I. T. Robins, J. D. Swain. 
Little Zoar — By letter. 

Mt. Pisgah — L. Sellers, E. L. Swain, John Holden. 
Myrtle Branch — By letter. 

Southport— J. L. Wescott, W. S. Ballard, William 
DeVane. 

Shilo — E. Coleman, D. W. Coleman. 
Towm Creek — Not re]3resented. 

PENDER COUNTY. 

Sharon — J. W. Smith. 

An invitation was extended to newly constituted 
churches, when a letter from Caison Chapel was pre- 
sented. On motion the church was received and dele- 
gates made welcome. 

An invitation to visiting brethren was extended, when 
Rev. E. J. Edwards, from Cedar Creek Association, Rev. 
Marshal, from Eastern, Rev. W. R. Johnson, from South 
River, and Rev. Carter, from the Waccamaw, came for- 
ward and were made welcome to seats. 

On motion a letter of dismission was granted to China 
Grove Church, at their request, to join the Columbus 
County Association. 

The Association then proceeded to reorganize by re- 
electing Elder E. W. Wooten, Moderator; Rev. A. H. 
Porter, Secretary; C. C. Gore, Treasurer. 

On motion a Committee on Religious Exercises was 
appointed, as follows: Rev. L. Sellers, T. R. Hewett, 
I. W. Harrelson, W. S. MiUican and G. W. Gray. 

On motion, at 2:30 p. m. to-morrow the location of 
the next session of the Association be taken up. On 
motion, that 11a. m. be set apart on to-morrow to hear 
Rev. W. R. Johnson on "Church Extension." 

The Moderator then announced the following com- 
mittees, viz: 

On State Missions. — Rev. W. S. Ballard, J. Q. Elkins, 
J. Q. BuUard, J. H. Williamson, I. Y. Tyler. 

On Ministerial Support. — Z. G. Thompson, J. R, Bald- 
win, R. P. Britt, W. H. Coleman, J. Frink. 



-♦-- 



6 MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR 

On Sunday Schools.— Rev. W. R. Johnson, G. W. 
Jones, I. W. Harrelson, J. H. Squires, Rev. A. W. 
Carter. 

On Periodicals. — Rev. E. J. Edwards, Rev. J. W. 
Smith, M. J. Carroll, G. D. Lennon. 

On Ministerial Examination. — Revs. G. W. Hill, A. H. 
Porter, J. W. Smith, W. S. Ballard, J. P. Lennon. 

On Ministericd Relief Fund.- — D. L. Gore, F. P. Len- 
non, W. R. Davis, C. M. Grimsley. 

On Coljjortage. — Rev. J. P. Lennon, S. F. Reynolds, 
C. J. God^vin, J. W. McMillan, J. R. Marshall. 

On Temperance. — Rev. A. H. Porter, Thomas Bare- 
foot, D. Y. *Formyduval, A. J. Freeman. 

On Ministericd Education. — Rev. G. W. Hill, Rev. 
W. S. Ballard, Oscar Frink, B. D. Wescott. 

On Correspondence. — C. C. Gore, Joseph Stanland, J. 
L. Wescott, J. H. Squires, A. J. Freeman, C. J. Godwin. 

To Select Executive Committee.— Rev. L. Sellers, T). 
B. Wescott, Joseph Stanland, C. C. Gore, John Davis. 

The Committee on Religious Exercises submitted the 
following report, which was adopted: Rev. E. J. Ed- 
wards to preach at the stand, 1:30 a. m. to-morrow. 

On motion, adjourned by prayer (Rev. W. R. Johnson 
leading) to meet at 9:30 a. m. to-morrow. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. Marshall. 
Read, 1st chapter 2d Peter. Hymn 703. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator 
by singing hymn 384. Prayer by Rev. E. J. Edwards. 
List of churches called — majority present. Letters 
called for, read and received. Invitation to .visiting 
brethren was extended, when Bro. J. Frink, from the 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 7 

I 

Atlantic Association, came forward and was made wel- 
come to a seat. 

On motion, preaching at the stand be deferred one- 
half hour. The hour having arrived, Eev. W. E. John- 
son addressed the Association on the subject of "Church 
Extension." By permission he proceeded to take up a 
collection amounting to $12.71. 

Shilo Church asked for a letter of dismission to join 
the South Atlantic Association. On motion it was 
granted. Adjourned for one hour by singing "Jesus 
Lover of My Soul." 

SECOND DAY— Evening Session. 

The Association called together by singing hymn 363. 
Prayer by Bro. C. C. Gore. The Moderator renewed 
the invitation to correspondents. 

Eev, E, J. Edwards read the 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Bretliren: .Your committee, believing the distributiou of religious litera- 
ture to be a good work, would recommend all our denominational litera- 
ture to the people of the Cape Fear Association. Furthermore, a news- 
paper being an educator, we would recommend every family in the 
Association to subscribe to one or all of our denominational papers. The 
Biblical Recorder is the organ of our denomination. Charity and Children, 
our Orphanage paper, is worthy of the support of all the Baptists of North 
Carolina. Foreign Mission Journal and our Sunday School series are 
worthy of our patronage. Respectfully submitted, 

Committee . 

Eemarks by Eev. W. S. Ballard in behalf of the Bih- 
Ucal Recorder, and Eev. E. J. Edwards in behalf of the 
North Carolina Baptist. Further remarks by Eevs. J. 
P. Lennon and W. E. Johnson. Eeport adopted. 

On motion a committee was appointed on the Baptist 
Orphanage. 

On motion the location of the next session of the As- 
sociation be deferred till 3 j). m. 

Bro. D. L. Gore read the 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL RELIEF FUND. 

We, the committee, would respectfully recommend that, in view of the 
need of many of the aged ministers and their widows of the State, at least 



8 MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR 

one conection a year be taken up for their relief in all the churches of this 
Association, and that each pastor should do all he could to inculcate the 
idea of the importance of the matter to his people and urge that they give 
liberally to this object; and we think that, this being a cotton or agricul- 
tural country, the fall season is the best time to have the collection . 

Respectfully submitted, Co.mmittek. 

Remarks were made by Breth. D. L. Gore, 0. Lemioii, 
J. L. Wescott, C. C. Gore, Eev, W. R. Johnson. Re- 
port adopted. 

The location of next session of the Association was 
taken up and given to Shady Grove, Bladen County, N. 
C, beginning on Thursday before the fourth Sunday in 
October, 1892, 11 a. m.. Rev. W. S. Ballard to preach 
the introductory sermon, alternate Rev. J. P. Lennon, 
Letters received and read. 

The Committee on Religious Exercise reported as fol- 
lows: Devotional exercises to-morrow morning at 9:30 
o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. W. Smith; preaching at 
the stand by Rev. A. W. Carter, 11 a. m.; preaching at 
the stand by Rev. W. R. Johnson, 1:30 p. m. 

On motion adjourned. Prayer by Rev. W. R. Johnson. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. E. W. 
Wooten; reading 100th psalm; hymn 767; prayer by 
Bro. Marshall; singing, hymn 703; prayer by Rev. W. 
S. Ballard. 

The Association was opened by Rev. J. P. Lennon; 
singing, hymn 765; prayer by Rev. J. P. Lennon. 

List of churches called— majority present. 

An invitation to visiting brethren was extended, when 
Rev. J. A. Mints, from the South Atlantic Association, 
came forward and was made welcome to a seat. 

Minutes of yesterday called for, read and received. 

Rev. W. S. Ballard read the 

report on the orphanage. 

At Thomasville we liave a home for the poor little ones that are deprived 
of fatli(;rs and mothers to take care of them. What could many of them 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

ever be without this home? Bro. J. H. Mills is at the head of this work. 
We recommend that the churches make a donation to this work. 

Respectfully submitted, Committee. 

Remarks by Bro. D. L. Gore, Rev. E. J. Edwards, 
Bro. J. Q. Elkiiis, Rev. W. S. Ballard and Bro. J- L. 
Wescott, after which a collection was taken up amount- 
ing to$25.3J:, including sixteen subscriptions for C7/mr/f^ 
and Children. Pledges were made as follows: Bro. D. 
L. Gore, $25; Bro. J. L. Wescott, $5. On motion report 
adopted. 

A collection was also taken up for Ministerial Relief 
Fund amounting to $6.-i3. 

Pledges were also made by the churches as follows: 



Bogue Chapel $2 oo 

Gum Swamp Chapel 1 oo 

Livingston Chapel 2 oo 

Oak Dale 2 oo 

Mt. Zion . . . , 2 5o 

Palmyra 1 oo 

Pleasant Plain 2 oo 

Sweet Home 1 oo 

Western Prong 2 oo 

AVhite Marsh .". 2 oo 

Clarkton 1 oo 



French's Creek $2 oo 

Galeed 5 "oo 

Wooten's Chapel 2 oo 

Antioch 2 5o 

Bethel 1 oo 

Goshen 1 oo 

Lebanon 2 oo 

Mt . Pisgah 2 00 

South Port 3 00 

Shilo 1 oo 

Caison Chapel 1 oo 



Pledges were made by individuals as follows: 



D. L. Gore $25 oo 

C. C. Gore 1 oo 

William DeVane 1 oo 



I. W. Harrelson $ 1 oo 

J. Q. Elkins (paid) 1 oo 



Bro. C. C. Gore read 

THE REPORT AS TREASURER. 

To the Cape Fear Baptist Association: 
Deak Brethren : At your last session there was an order passed that 

all the cash that had been sent up be turned over to Dr. Speight. The 

amounts were as follows : 

For State Missions | 41 57 

For Foreign Missions 44 04 

For Home Missions 2115 

For Associational Missions 17 59 

For Baptist Orphanage 37 42 

For Minutes Fund 43 72 

For Ministerial Education 28 25 

For Ministerial Relief Fund 1 13 

Total .- $233 87 

Respectfully submitted . C. C. Gore, Treasurer. 

Report received. 



10 MIXUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR ' 

The Committee on Religious Exercises submitted the 
following report: 

That Rev. G. W. Hill preach at the stand at 2 p. m., accompanied by 
Rev. J. W. Smith. Respectfully submitted, Cojxmittee. 

Rev. J. P. Lennon read the following 

REPORT ox COLPORTAGE, 

Your committee is of the opinion that the time has arrived when the 
evangelistic work in this Association can and ought to be done through 
the pastors and church and Sunday school. Religious literature can now 
be easily obtained through the mail, and we would respectfully suggest 
the duty of the pastor and leading members of the church to canvass the 
neighborhood in the vicinity of their churches and stir up the people upion 
the exercise of their religious duties. This is also a fine field for the Sun- 
day school mis.sionary. The great object should be to impress the people 
with a 7nind to work. Respectfully submitted, 

COilMITTEE. 

Remarks by Revs. J. P. Lennon, G. W. Hill and Bro. 
J. L. Wescott. Report adopted. 
Bro. T. Barefoot read the following 

REPORT ox TEMPERAXCE. 

Inasmuch as intemperance is one of the great evils of the day, and has 
always been forbidden in Holy Writ, and has proved to be one of the great 
evils in our churches at the present day ; it fills our prisons with criminals, 
our hospitals with paupers, and makes homes desolate. Therefore, we re- 
spectfully recommend to your body that you, if possible, adopt some plan 
whereby this curse may be removed from our midst. We further recom- 
mend that the pastors of the different churches use more energy in seeing 
that all offenders should render strict account of that offense and* that strict 
discipline should be applied. Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

Remarks by Breth. D. L. Gore and J. Q. Elkins, 
Report adopted. 

Adjourned for one hour. 

THIRD DAY— EvEXiXG Sessiox. 

The Association was called together by singing ' 'Come 
thou Fount of Every Blessing." Prayer by Bro. J. M. 
Long. Invitation to visiting brethren renewed, when 
Bro. J. M. Long, from the South Atlantic Association 
came forward and was made welcome. 

Bro. C. C. Gore read the 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATIOX. 11 



REPORT ON CORRESPONDENCE. 

To Eoheson Association — Breth. J. ]VI. McGougan, P. T. Godwin . 

To Eastern Association — Revs. W. S. Ballard, J. P. Lenuon. 

To Waccamaw Association — Breth. J. F. Harrell, U. F. Boswell, Heury 
Best. 

To Gednr Creek— BreWi. William Hester, J. N. Singletary, W. R. Davis. 

To Columbus Association — Breth. Thomas Barefoot, J. J. Long, Rev. G. 
W. Hill. 

To South Atlantic Association — Revs. E. W. Wooteu, L. Sellers, G. W. 
Hill. 

To Baptist State Convention— Revs,. E. W, Wooten, R. M. Hilburn, 
L. Sellers, D. J. Clark, G. W. Hill, W. S. Ballard, Breth. J. L. Wescott, 
O. Lennon. 

To Southern Baptist Convention — Revs. E. W. Wooten, L. Sellers, J. P. 
Lennon, A. H. Porter. Respectfully submitted, 

COJISriTTEE. 

Report adopted. 

Bro. C. C. Gore read the following report recommend 
ing the following brethren as 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Revs. E. W. AVooten, G. W. Hill, A. H. Porter. 

Breth. 0. Lenuon, J. Q. Elkins, H. B. Collier, Thos. Barefoot, 
J. R. Baldwin. 

The committee on Religious Exercises submitted the 
following report : 

Sunday-School Mass Meeting to-morrow morning at 10 a. m., conducted 
by M. M'. Bordeaux. Speakers, Revs. A. H. Porter, E. W. Wooten, Bro. 
^. Q. Elkins and others. Preaching at the stand 11 a. m. by Rev. E. J. 
Edwards. Public collection to follow. Submitted. 

The committee on Finance submitted the following 
report : 

The amounts received by your committee from the different churches 
for the following objects in cash: 

For State Jlissions $ 65 77 

For Foreign Missions 24 59 

For Home Missions 12 90 

For Associational Missions 4 00 

For Ministerial Education 7 28 

For Minute Funds 39 01 

For Baptist Orphanage 10 22 

For Ministerial Relief Fund 7 20 

For Sunday School 86 

Public Collection for Orphanage ' 9 34 

Public Collection for Ministerial Relief Fund 4 25 

Paid Rev. J. P. Lennon, missionary 129 35 

Total $314 77 

On motion, report adopted. 



12 MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR 

On motion, the Clerk be allowed $15 for his services. 
Bro. M. M. Bordeaux read the following 

REPORT ON SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 

It appears from what information we have at hand that there is rapid 
progress being made in this glorious work; but not more than ouglit to be. 
As we thinlk when we look around and see such a great field abroad white 
for harvest, we believe it to be one of the greatest means of grace in our 
reach. It is not only the means of thousands being converted to a saving 
knowledge of God but is also a means of a growth in grace and sane titi ca- 
tion of the saints. Respectfully submitted. 

Committee. 

Report adopted. 

Rev. W. S. Ballard read • ' 

THE REPORTS ON FOREIGN, HOxME AND STATE MISSIONS. 

The Lord has greatly blessed the missionaries in foreign lands. God has 
given us good and wise men to preach the Gospel in heathen lands. We, 
the Cape Fear Association, have a young man who I am told, expects to 
go to Brazil after his education is complete. Are we doing our duty? It 
Ts sad to reflect that the spirit of many of our churches is not up to the de- 
mand of the work. 

What a work before us in the home field ! How N. C. Baptists miss old 
Bro. Dodson in this work. The work of this board is an important work of 
the Southern Baptists. Its aim is to give the gospel to the destitute places 
in our Southern land. We have over 2G0 men preachings the Gospel in 
Alabama, Florida. Texas, Louisiana. Georgia, Virginia, California, Mis- 
souri, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi and Cuba. We 
should arouse ourselves to do more for Home Missions. 

The State Board of the Baptist State Convention has, this year, in its 
employ 118 missionaries. Last year we raised $15,000, this year the Board 
asked for $16,500. Have we done our part in this foundation work ? It is 
true, as stated by Dr. M. T. Yates, "The hope of the heathen world, under 
God, depends upon well organized and well trained churches at home." 
God has blessed the work, and to him we give the glory. ]More places are 
calling for help every year. Many more men are needed to supply the des- 
titution in the limits of our State. "Plow shall they preach except they 
be sent ?" Tlie best way is to write the associations to co-operate with the 
State Mission Board of the Baptist State Convention. 

Respectfully submitted, CoMjnTTEE. 

Remarks by Revs. W. S. Ballard, E. J. Edwards and 
A. H. Porter. Report adopted. 

The Clerk read 

THE REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

Your Committee have the pleasure of saying that the prospect in this 
department of Christian endeavor is encouraging. We have now forty 
young ministers who are receiving aid at Wake Forest College. Two of 
whom are from our Association, and are making commendable progress ; 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 13 

and bid fair to become useful and efficient ministers. The duty therefore 
now devolves upon us to render them our assistance while they are labor- 
ing to prepare themselves for the ministry. We therefore respectfully 
suggest tliat this Association make an effort to sustain them while thus 
engaged. Respectfully submitted, 

Committee . 

Remarks by Revs. W. S. Ballard and. E. J. Edwards. 
Report adopted. 

On motion by Rev. W. S. Ballard, that the money in 
the hands of the Treasurer, belonging to the Association, 
be loaned to Rev. S. J. Porter, who is now at Wake 
Forest College. 

Bro. J. L. Wescott read 

THE REPORT OX MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

Your Committee beg leave to report that from the reading of the letters 
coming up to the Association from the churches that there is a fearful do- 
ticiency in the Ministerial Support. The blessed Word clearly teaches that 
God's servants must live of the (Grospel. Therefore we would respectfully 
wvge upon the churches and members composing this Association to con- 
tribute more liberally to Ministerial Support. That pastors should not 
fail to impress this duty upon their congregations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

Remarks by Breth. J. L. Wescott, D. L. Gore, O. Len- 
non and A. J. Freeman. Report adopted. 

A resolution of thanks was offered by Rev. G. W. 
Hill, as follows : 

B/^solced, That the thanks of this Association be tendered to the breth- 
ren of this and adjacent churches and friends for the hospitable entertain- 
ment extended during this session of the Association. 

Resolution adopted. 

Adjourned to meet at Shady Grove Thursday before 
the 1th Sunday in October, 1892. 

Prayer by Rev. G. W. Hill. Singing hymn No. 1068. 

E. W. WooTEN, Moderator. 

A. H. Porter, Clerk. 



u 



MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR ASSOCIATION. 

SUPPLEMENTAEY. 



Report of Rev. J. P. Lennon, Missionary of Cape 
Fear Association. 

To the Executive Committee of the Gape Fear Association : — 

Dear Brethren — I commenced travelling soon after my appointment 
in January 1891. Traveled 96 days, preached 364 sermons, collected 
$139.35. Have not reported the pledges not paid. 



French's Creek $ 8 00 

Sharon 3 00 

Lebanon 3 05 



Mt. Pisgah 6 

Palmyra, 3 

Sweet Home 4 

Mt. Sinai, 3 

Cherry Grove 4 

Cedar Grove 1 

China Grove 

Vv^'estern Prong 4 

Benevolence, 3 

Galeed 5 

Abbottsbura: 4 



Zion's Hill 1 

Sandy Grove 1 

Bethel (Bladen county) 5 

Brown's Creek 6 

Mt. Pleasant, 10 

Edwards Chapel, 4 

Paradise, 1 



05 

65 

60 

00 

85 

60 

75 

86 

25 

30 

85 

40 

31 

90 

10 

56 

00 



75 
75 
50 

75 
45 



Piney Forest $ 1 

Porter Swamp 

Griffin X Roads 4 

Pleasant Plains 

Oak Dale, 

Flemington 3 75 

Bogue Chapel 1 43 

Slmdy Grove 1 80 

Macedonia, 75 

Mt. Zion 2 75 

Cheerful Hope t". 1 10 

Town Creek 5 50 

Little Zoar 1 95 

Goshen 6 50 

Myrtle Branch 115 

Sa'lt Marsh, 3 50 

Gum Swamp, 25 

Clarkton, 35 

Southport, 1 32 

Hickory Grove, 80 

Shilo, 3 00 



Total I 129 35 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

Sunday- School Mass Meeting conducted by Rev. E. W.- 
Wooteii. Singing by the Mt. Pisgah School: — "On Jor- 
dan's stormy banks I stand." Prayer by Bro. C. C. 
Gore. Singing again, "I am waiting at the cross. " 

Addresses by Bro. C. C. Gore, Rev, A. H. Porter, 
Breth. J. Q. Elkins, I. W. Harrelson and Rev. E. W. 
Wooten. Closed by singing "God be with you till we 
meet again." 

After a recess of 30 minutes the congregation assem- 
bled at the stand for preaching. Text used by Rev. E. J. 
Edwards, I Tim. 1:11 

After preaching a collection was taken up amounting 
to $6.00. Thus closed a pleasant and profitable session 
of the Cape Fear Association. A. H. Porter, Clerk. 



statistical Table of Membei'sliip. 



CHURCHES AND 
COUNTIES. 




53 
^-' 

"£ 

S 


0) 

Si 


p 

<-si 


53 

IB 
%>. 

s 
s 


T3 


5 


CO 

5 


S 

la 


cr, 





00 
"cS 

27' 

102 

132 

•Vi 

97' 

11 

51 

180 

50 

'iss 
"134 

174 
126 

7'6 
100 
118 

54 

oa 

73 

62 

80 

41 

20 

171 

151 

178 

130 

52 

70 


CLERKS 


Post Offices. 


<l'OLUMBUs County. 
Beiievolfcjiice 








Bogue Chapel 

Cedar Grove 

Cheerful Hope 

GriMn"s X Koads. 
Gum Swamp Chapl 
Livingston Chapel 

Macedonia 

Oak Dale 


9 
4 

"21 

"is 
11 

12 


4 

'"3 

4 
2 

5 

1 
1 
1 


3 
3 


11 

4 
1 
1 


1 


'"5 

10 

12 

1 
1 

17 
1 

7' 
4 
1 

"2 

""2 


2 
1 
1 
1 

1 

'3 

1 

'4 

'2 
1 
2 

i 


38 
49 
13 

m 
7 

29 
77' 
30 
45 
51 
25 
51 
57 
05 
30 
01 


70 
72 
80 
5» 
5 
34 

101 
33 
66 
81 
29 
88 
85 
85 
50 

121 


108 
121 

43 
112 

12 

63 
178 

63 
111 
132 

54 
139 
142 
150 

86 
182 


H. Wyche 

\V. Y. Tyler 

G. W. Long 

J. C. Lenuon 

W. J. Long 

Henry Lennon. . . 

D. B. F. Nance. . 

J. E. Porter 

J. Harrelson, 

J. A. Baldwin 

J. J. Sasser 

G. W. Hill, Jr.... 

E. H. Nance 

C. D. Frink 

A. A. White 

D. H. Cook 


Hallsboro, N. C. 
Cero Gordo, N. C. 
Bolton, N. C. 
Hub, N. C. 
Bolton, N. C. 
Freeman's. N. C. 
Cero Gordo, N. C. 
Orton, N. C. 
Clarendon, N. C. 
Elkton N C 


Mt. Sinai 


Mt. Zion 






4 
10 
10 

"■3 
21 


Old Dock, N. C. 
Vineland, N. C. 
Cero Gordo, N. C 
Cero Gordo. N. C 
MolJie, N. C. 
Whiteville, N. C. 


Pleasant Plains 

Piney Forest 

Porter Swamp 

Sweet Home 

Western Prong 

White Marsh 


2 
1 
9 

2 




2 
8 
7 

"4 


Union Valley 

China Grove 


1 






1 
5 


1 

2 

2 


'i 

2 


22 
29 

26 

29 


25 
32 

42 
49 


47 
61 

68 

78 


N. W. Fryer 

W. E. Kinson 

G. W. Smith 

C. W. King 


M^hiteviile, N. C. 
Clareijuon, N. C. 

Abbottsburg.N.C 
Biompton, N. C. 


Bladen County. 
Abbottsburfif 








Bethel 


1:^ 







5 


Brown's Creek 


Clarkton 




7 










31 

65 
57 
64 
56 


26 
15 
91 
91 
117 
65 


57 
21 
156 
148 
181 
121 


J. W. Hester 

J. H. Watson.... 

E. W. Moore 

C. T. Everitt 

G. W. Jones 

S. H. Hilbmu.... 


Clarkton, N. C. 
council Station, 
Kellys, N. C. 
Abbottsburg.N.C 
Bladenboro, N. C 
Kegister, N. C. 


Edwards' Chapel. . 










French's Creek, . . . 
Galeed, 


3 

8 


1 
3 
9 
3 




9 

8 

6 

12 


2 
(5 


3 
'2 


Hickory Grove, .... 


Mt. Pleasant, 

Paradise, 


2 


Salt Marsh, 








1 


3 


2 


28 


32 


60 


K. T. Brown.... 


Nat Moore, N. C. 


Sandv Grove 








Shady Grove, 

Wooten's Chapel.. 
Zion's Hill 


2 
2 


6 

10 

4 

1 




1 






29 
10 
19 

30 
14 

9 
22 
41 
40 
16 
10 
30 




48 
22 
24 

38 
27 
7 
40 
51 
88 
28 
16 
46 
14 


t i 

32 
43 

68 
41 
18 
62 
92 
1;.8 
44 
26 
76 
20 


72 
27 

66 
40 
.... 
62 
SS 
173 
30 
29 
68 
15 
35 


Z. G. Thompson. 

W. H. Flake 

A. A. Hilburn, . . . 

F. P. Lennon 

John Wescott... 

S. L, Hewett 

S. J. Kowell 

W. A. Chinnis. . . 

L. Sellers 

Heiuy Mints, .... 

S. J. Mints 

K. M. Wescott... 
M.L. Edwards,.. 


Abbottsburg.N.C 
Council Station 
Richardson, N. C 

Supply, N. C. 
Southport, N. C. 
Supply, N. C. 
Turnout, N. C. 
Winnabow, N. C. 
Supply, N. C. 


2 


1 


4 
.... 


2 
1 


Brunswick Co. 
Antiocb, 


3 
6 

2 
7 
8 

'"9 


Bethel 


Caison Chapel 








Goshen 


1 
1 
3 
1 




2 




4 
1 
4 


Lebanon 


Mt. Pisgah 

Myrtle Branch, 


2 


35 


14 


Little Zoar, 




3 
1 




Malmo, N. C. 
Southport, N. C. 
Winnabow, N. C. 


Southport, 

Shiloh 


5 
5 


b 
2 




1 
1 


Town Creek, 


Pender County 
Sharon 




1 


47 


1 
1.36 


102 


42 


12 
1405 


14 


26 


A. B. Pridgen... 


Viola, N. C. 








199 


103 


2100 


3430 


3470 







Sunday - Scliool Statistics. 



CHURCHES AND 
COUNTIES. 


Superinten- 
dents. 


Post Offices. 


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Columbus County. 










Bogue Chapel 

Cedar Grove 


H. Wvehe, 

W. Y". Tyler 


Hallsboro, N. C. 
Cero Gordo, N. C. 


30 
5.5 


4 

8 


34 
63 




"3,5 


30 
30 








$4 Ot 
1 71 


Cheerful Hope 


L. H.Malpass.... 
M. G. Williamson 


Freeman's. N. C. 

Evergreen, N. C. 


20 
40 


5 
10 


25 

50 




12 


1 








3 (K 










Gum Swamp Chapl 
Livingston Chapel 
Macedonia 
















M. M. Bordeaux. 


Freeman's N C 
















.... 




























Oak Dale 

Mt Sina.i 


Ira Lennon 

J. Harrelson, 

E. J. liuss 

D. Y . Formyduval 

J.J. Long 

J. B. Han-elson . . 

L. I. Yates, 

J. M. Jolly 

N. Skipper 


Orton, N. C. 
Clarendon, N. C. 
Elkton, N. C . . . . 
Old Dock, X. C. 

Eolia, N. C 

Cero Gordo, N. C. 
Cero Gordo, N. C 

MoUie. N. C 

WhiteviUe, N. C. 


50 
35 
49 
49 
99 
40 
46 
77 
40 


8 
5 
9 

11 
7 
9 
9 
9 

12 


58 
40 
58 
60 
106 
49 
55 
86 
52 




60 

40 
18 


25 
20 
13 




12 




2 5J 
2 2f 


Mt. Zioii 










Prilmvrri 










Pleasant Plains 




60 

'125 
130 


16 
24 
30 








'.>'■ 


Porter Swamp .... 

Piney Forest 

Sweet Home 

Western Prong 

White Marsh.. . . 








4 6( 




12 




7 0( 
7 3x 
















Union Valley 


J. C. Black 

A Ward 


Whiteville, N. C. 
Clarendon, N. C. 

Abbottsburg.N.C 
Brompton. N. C. 


50 
03 

49 
•22 


11 

8 

4 


61 

71 

56 
26 




7'5 
40 


25 
14 

36 








4 0' 








2 Ol 


Bladen County. 


J. S. Cain 

D.J. Allen 








6 OC 


Bethel 










Brown's Creek 
















Clarkton . 


J. W. Hester 


Clarkton, N. C. 


30 


6 


42 






18 








9 OC 


Edwards' Chanel 










French's Ci'pfk 


C. B. Pridgen.... 
T. C. Hilburn . . 

J. N. Singletarv. . 
S. H. Hilburn.... 


Kellys, N. C 

Bladenboro, N. C 
Bladenboro, N. C 
Register, N. C... 


160 
76 


8 
6 


174 
82 







112 
50 










Galeed, 








2 7C 


Hickory Grove 

Mt Pleasant 










56 


5 


61 






40 








4 Jt 


Paradise 










Salt Marsh 




Nat Moore, N. C. 


50 


6 


56 




30 












Sandv (rrove 














Shadv Grove, 


























Wooten's Chapel.. 
Ziou's HUl 


J. S. DeVane — 
W. A. Butler.... 

J. H. Smith 

B. D. Wescott... 


Council Station. 
Bladenboro, N. C 

Southport, N. C. 
Southport, N. C. 


40 
41 

"35 


5 

4 

'"s 


45 
45 


















48 
"76 


16 
"36 




.... 


4 20 
"86 


4 OC 


Brunswick Co. 
Antioch, 




Bethel 

Caison Oha.iiel 


13 3C 


CJoshen 


W. L. Hail 

J. F. Swain 


Phoenix, N. C. .. 
Winnabow, N. 0. 

Supply, N. C 

Phoenix, N. C... 

Malmo, N. C 

Southport, N. C. 
Supply, N. C 


15 
81 
48 
40 
18 
80 
21 


2 
10 
3 
8 
2 
12 
5 


17 
91 
51 
48 
20 
92 
26 


20 


30 
97 
10 
80 

'166 


"■48 
26 
26 
98 
73 


30 


12 






Lebanon 

Mt. Pisgah 

Mvrtle Branch 


3 89 


6 4C 
3 7t 


M.P.White 

S. F. Mints 

R. M. Wescott... 
B. B. Adkinson. . 








4 OC 


Littio Zoar 








5") 


Southport 

Shiloh 






1 00 


22 6C 
56 


Town Creek 
















Pender County 
Sharon 
































1617 


220 


1843 


55 


1060 


907 


30 














36 


9 94 


116 8c 



Report of the Finance Committee of the Amounts Sent up by the Churches to the Assi 



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PASTORS. 


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year. 


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Pastor's 

Salary. 


Church 

Expenses. 




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53 



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Columbus County. 
































Bog-ue Chapel 


T. J. Cobb 

Joshixa Soles — 


108 
121 




3 00 








$1 .50 
60 




$12.30 


$17.80 
60 


% 100 00 


$ 16 00 








$11 


1 60 
4 85 

50 
4 50 

25 






































Cheerful Hope 

Griffiin'sX Roads 

Crum Swamp Chapel.. 


J. B. Dowaiing... 

T. J. Cobb 

J. W. Smith 

K. Barnes 

A. H.Porter 

E. W. Wooten.. 

G. W. Hill 

E. L. Swain 

A. H. Porter 

I. P. Hedgepeth. 
W. W. Willis.... 

D.J. Ray 

J. B. Downing, . . 

J. W. Smith 

J B T^owninff . 


43 
ll:i 

12 
178 

63 
132 
111 

54 
139 
142 
150 

86 
182 

63 




1 70 






30 
1 25 

25 
1 12 

1 00 

2 00 
1 00 
1 00 
1 30 
1 54 

1 85 

2 00 
1 .50 

80 
50 
50 






3 50 
5 75 
3 00 
8 53 
3 23 

19 25 
1 00 
3 00 

20 65 
17 00 
11 90 
10 60 

1 50 

2 80 
2 50 

50 


23 56 

75 00 


7 00 
33 00 








3 
















10 




1 50 


25 
7 41 


75 


















72 00 
27' 60 
65 71 










7 


OnV "Dalf 


1 13 
1 90 


1 10 
5 00 


45 
4 45 


2 75 


$1 81 


$1 10 

2 20 




3 


Mt Zion 


-1 50 


2 25 


2 15 





6 




















1 00 

'"i'55 

2 00 


1 00 
1 00 


'i2'75 


27 05 

60 00 
100 00 
125 00 

44 55 
100 00 

36 00 










9 


Pleasant Plains 

Piney Forest 

Porter Swamp 




5 00 
9 73 
8 05 
4 00 




1 60 

4 18 


""23'96 


7 53 


4 63 
















1'^ 














4 


Western Prong 

Livingston Chapel 

White Marsh 

TTnimi Vflllpv 














10 




2 00 
2 00 













54 99 








q 




















G. W. Hill 

J. S. Soles 


47 
61 














14 50 
30 00 











1 


China Grove 

Bladen County. 






75 


















i\ 




























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J. M. Register . . 
»T M Register . 


68 

78 

57 

21 

156 

148 

181 

121 




4 55 


6 50 






1 00 
30 
60 
50 

1 50 

2 00 
1 30 
1 00 






12 05 

30 

5 60 

50 

3 31 

52' 68 

5 30 

11 66 


40 00 
36 35 

100 00 
25 10 
75 00 

100 00 
40 00 
50 00 


5 19 


13 






4 


"Rpfhpl 














3 


Clarkton 

Edwards' Chapel 

French's Creek 

Galeed, 

Hickory Grove, 

IVft Pleasant 


J. B. Downing . . 

D. J. Ray 

R. M Hilburn... 
I. P. Hedgepeth. 

E. D. Johnson. . . 
J. M. Register . . 




3 00 


2 00 










18 55 








11 
















9 




1 81 












22 30 








^ 










50 68 






$16 00 


11 








2 00 


2 00 








4 






10 66 






24 50 








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Paradise, 






















Salt Marsh 


J. W. Smith 


60 




4 00 


5 02 






1 10 






10 12 


50 00 




4 45 






5 




















John Prevatt 

E. W. Wooten... 
G. C. Caines 

W. S. Ballard... 
W. S. Ballard... 

J. P. Lennon 

W- S.Ballard.... 

J. A. Mints 

M. P. White.... 
J. W. Benton.... 
W. S.Ballard.... 


i t 

32 
43 

68 
41 
62 
92 

128 
44 
26 
76 


""2'66 
1 25 


2 00 

5 00 
4 00 

6 51 
10 75 








1 35 
.50 
50 

1 05 

75 

1 00 

1 05 

1 20 

50 

30 

1 50 






3 35 
7 00 

4 50 

12 38 


'"so'oo 

35 00 

02 50 
50 00 
24 .50 
80 00 
40 00 
14 00 
2 28 
150 00 


305 00 








30 


Wooten's Chapel 

Zion's Hill 


1 50 














1 50 


5 










15 00 

24 50 

10 00 

32 00 

2 00 






4 


Brunswick County 




3 32 
75 


1 00 
70 


50 
55 
4 12 
2 00 
40 
10 








6 00 


q 


Bethel 




1 00 




Cic\'<lr\f^Ti 


■"3"28 


7 12 
18 48 
12 .37 

1 00 

30 

•35 62 


10 00 
22 .55 


( 
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1 

1^ 




5 68 


3 05 
5 74 
1 00 


3 10 

1 75 
10 


2 35 

■""io 


i 66 




Mt Piseah 


Myrtle Branch 

T.ittlf* 7iOtiV 


10 


10 








2 00 










1 00 












33 12 


31 43 




1 00 




Town Creek 










Shiloh 




20 
18 
































f^aison Chanel 


E. L. Swain 








50 




00 


50 




1 60 














Pender County 


















Sharon 


J. W. Smith 


26 






1 00 

$45 17 






50 






1 50 


36 00 










$27( 
































3447 


$7.38 


$90.48 


$31.06 


$13.70 


$40.11 


12 32 


113 13 


338 85 


$19.59.00 


$628 11 


$14 92 


$9 93 


$58 05 



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/ .., 



MINUTES 



— OF THE — 



EIGHTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE — 







— HELD WITH THE- 



SHADY GROVE CHURCH, 



Bladen County, N. C, 



October 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 1892. 



Next Session to be held with the Church at Lebanon, Bnmswick County, 

N. C. , commencing Thursday before the Fourth 

Sunday in October, 1893. 



REV. E. W. WOOTEN, Modeeator Wooten, N. C. 

REV. A. H. PORTER, Clerk, : Orton, K C. 

ORRAN LENNON, Treasurer, Whiteville, N. C. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS AND BINDERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



MINUTES 



OP THE 



EIGHTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



4. 



mtm ISijififif jL^^dcwIicit 



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— HELD WITH THE — 

SHADY GROVE CHURCH, 

Bladen Co., N. C, 

October 20tli, 21st, 22ii(i and 23rd, 1892. 



Next Session to be held with the Church at Lebanon, Brunswick County, 
N. C, commencing on Thursday before the Fourth 
Sunday in October, 1893. 



REV. E. W. WOOTEN, Moderator, Wooten, N. C. 
REV. A. H. PORTER, Clerk, - Orton, N. C. 

ORRAN LENNON, Treasurer, - Whiteville, N. C. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

PUBLISHERS, PRINTERS AND BINDERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



DAVID J. CLARK, 
JOHN. W. GORE, 
G. W. HILL, 
L. W. HILBURN, 
R. M. HILBURN, 
J. P. LENNON, 
J. M. REGISTER, 
R. M. SESSOMS, 
J. W. SMITH, 
L. SELLERS, 
E. L. SWAIN, 
E. W. WOOTEN, - 
J. D. HARRELSON, 
A. H. PORTER, 
M. P. WHITE, . 
G. C. GAINES, 
DAVID HILBURN, 
A. J. BORDEAUX, 



Clarkton, 

Vineland, 

Eoka, 

Robeson's, 

Bladenboro, 

Robeson's, 

Whitehall, 

Lumberton, 

Byrdsville, 

Supply, 

Supply, 

Wooten's 

Fair Bluff, 

Orton, 

Wilmington, 

Orton, 

Bladenboro, 

Bladenboro, 



N. C. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 



ORRAN LENNON, JOHN R. BALDWIN, 

J. Q. ELKINS, G. W. HILL, 

C. C. GORE, E. W. WOOTEN, 

H. B. COLLIER. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Shady Groye Church, 
Bladen County, N. C, October 20th, 1892. 

The Cape Fear Baptist Association met in its Eighty- 
eighth session with this church. 

Services opened by Elder E. M. Sessoms. Introduct- 
ory Sermon was preached by Rev. A. H. Porter, from 
2nd Peter, 3:18; at the close of which an intermission 
of one hour was given. 

The delegates then assembled in the house and the 
Association was called to order by reading the Scrip- 
ture and singing, prayer by Elder G. W. Hill. The 
Moderator then declared the Association ready for busi- 
ness. 

On motion, list of churches called — a majority present. 

Brethren 0. Lennon, G. W. Jones and William Col- 
lins were appointed a committee of Finance, and Revs. 
G. W. Hill and C. P. Bullock reading Clerks. 

On motion, letters called for, read and received, and 
names of delegates enrolled, as follows: 

COLUMBUS county. 

Benevolence — G. F. Smith, C. M. Brown. 

Beulah Chapel — By letter. 

Bogue Chapel — John Barefoot, Andrew Flinn. 

Cedar Grove — Isaac Tyler. 

Cherry Grove — B. Coleman. 

Cheerful Hope — By letter. 

Griffin's X Roads — M. Shaw, Yates Lennon. 

Gum Swamp— Not represented. 

Livingston Chapel — By letter. 

Macedonia — E. L. Williamson. 

Mt. Sinai — C. P. Bullock, J. Harrelson. 

Mt. Zion— J. Q. Elkins, S. Singletery. 

Oak Dale — A. H. Porter, F. M. Lennon. 

Palmyra — Not represented. 

Pleasant Plains— G. W. Hill. 



4 MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR 

Piney Forest— A. M. G-appins, W. D. McLellan, Wm. 
McCleney. 

Porter Swamp — C. J. GodwiD. 

Sweet Home — W. H. Colman. 

Smyrna — N. W. Fryer, M. A. Fryer. 

Western Prong — E. W. Wooten, 0. Lennon, L. Jor- 
dan. 

White Marsh — Thomas Barefoot. 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Abbottsburg — G. W. Smith. 

Bethel— J. W. King, F. M. Britt. 

Brown's Creek — J. E. Dix. 

Clarkton— E. Y. Baldwin. 

Edward's Chapel — By letter. 

French's Creek— C. B. Pridgen, J. D. Pridgen, C. C. 
Averitt. 

Galeed— A. E. Pate, H. C. Bridgers, J. M. Kelly. 

Hickory Grove — G. W. Jones. 

Mt. Pleasant — J. M. Register, W. P. Blackman. 

Paradise — N. A. Callihan, E. J. Daniel, J. P. Rackley. 

Salt Marsh — L. E. Squires, P. T. Brown. 

Sandy G-rove — M. S. Dove, P. L. Guyton, A. P. Davis. 

Shady Grove — James Thompson, J. I. Thompson, W. 
Davis. 

Wooten's Chapel — J. S. Benson, W. Collins. 

Zion's Hill — A. J. Bordeaux, W. Puss. 

BRUNSWICK COUNTY. 

Antioch — Not represented. 

Bethel — By letter. 

Caison Chapel — Not represented. 

Goshen— F. M. Sykes. 

Lebanon — A. S. Harrelson, V. C. Garner. 

Little Zion — Not represented. 

Mt. Pisgah — 0. B. Sellers. 

Myrtle Branch — Not represented. 

South Port— M. P. Wescott. 

Town Creek — By letter. 

PENDER COUNTY. 

Sharon — Not represented. 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 5 

On motion, the resolutions from Pleasant Plains 
church concerning the consolidation of the Cape Fear 
and Columbus Associations, were read and referred to a 
committee, consisting of Elder G. W. Hill, A. H. Porter 
and Thomas Barefoot. 

An invitation to visiting breth]-en was extended when 
Rev. J. A. Prevatt from the Robeson Association and 
Jabe Frink from the Sauth Atlantic, came forward and 
were made welcome to seats. 

On motion, a committee on religious exercises was 
appointed consisting of the deacons of this church and 
Rev. J. A. Prevatt. 

On motion, the Association proceeded to re-organize 
by re-electing Elder E. W. Wooten, Moderator; Rev. A. 
H. Porter, Clerk; Orran Lennon, Treasurer. 

On motion, the usual committes were appointed, as 
follows: 

On State Missions — Elder G. W. Hill, G. F. Smith, Joshua Harrelson, 
Snowden Singleteiy. 

On Ministerial Support — ^Elder R. M. Sessoms, C. J. Godwin, Orran Len- 
non, C. B. Pridgen. 

On Sunday Schools — Rev. J. A. Bordeaux, Thos. Barefoot, A. E. Pate, 
H. C. Bridgers. 

On Foreign Missions — Revs. A. H. Porter, C. Durham, and brethren A. 
Fltnn, Orran Lennon. 

On Baptist Orplianage — ^Rev. E. J. Edwards, John R. Baldwin, Lawson 
Pridgen, J. Q. Elkins, O. Hall. 

On Periodicals— R. M. Wescott, M. S. Dove, J. S. Benson, O. B. Sellars. 

On Ministerial Exccmi nation — Revs. G. W. Hill, E. W. Wooten, J. M. 
Register, A. H. Porter, 

On Ministerial Relief Funds — Rev. J. A. Bordeaux, Lennon Jordon, W. 
C!ollins. Jabe Friuk. 

On Colportage — Rev. C. P. Bullock, Malcora Shaw, 0. D. Averitt, G. 
W. Smith. 

On Mirdsterial Education — Rev. G. Durham, Rev. A. H. Porter, W. R. 
Register, John Barefoot. 

On Temperance — Rev. John Prevatt, Jabe Frink, J. W. King, B. C 
Garner. 

To Select Executice Committee and Corresponden/'i' — R. M. Wescott, Or- 
ran Lennon, J. R. Baldwin, Revs. J. W. Smith, C. P. Bullock. 

The committee on religious exercises submitted the 
following report, which was adopted: Rev. E. W. 
Wooten to preach to-night at Shady Grove at 7 o'clock; 



6 MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR 

Eev. A. H. Porter to preach at Abbottsburg to-night at 

7 o'clock; rehgious exercises to-morrow at 9:30 a. m., to 
be conducted by Elder R. M. Sessoras; preaching at the 
stand at 11 a. ni., by Rev. A. J. Bordeaux. 

On motion, adjourned to meet at 9:30 a. m. to-mor- 
row. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by I^lder R. M. 
Sessoms, after which the Moderator called the Associa- 
tion to order. List of churches called — majority pre- 
sent. Letters called for, several were handed in, read 
and approved. An invitation to visiting brethren was 
extended. Revs. C. Durham and E. J, Edwards came 
forward and were made welcome to seats. 

Rev. A. J. Bordeaux read the 

report on ministerial relief funds. 

We, the committee, would respectfully recommend, that in view of the 
need of many of the aged ministers and their widows of the State, we 
should at least take up one collection, or more, during the year for their 
relief, in all churches ; and we would recommend that the pastors of the 
several churches keep this important matter before their people to the end 
that they may know their duty to their aged and worn out ministers, and 
our prayer is that they may be willing to contribute liberally to their aid. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Committee. 

Remarks by Revs. E. J. Edwards and A. J. Bordeaux. 
On motion, the report was laid on the table for the pre- 
sent. The letter from Paradise church was read, stat- 
ing that brother N. A. Callihan is sent up for examina- 
tion and ordination to the Gospel ministry. 

Rev. G. W. Hill read the 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

Your committee on State Missions would respectfully submit. That 
while laboring to carry out the great commission, "Go ye into all the world 
and preach the Gospel to every creature," there is danger that' the import- 
ance of State and Home missions may be overlooked, and while wcshould 
be fully impressed with the great obligation to carry out this imperative 
command, we should not be unmindful of the injunction, "Beginning at 
Jerusalem, and go first to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Consider- 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



7 



ing the fact that if the Home field is neglected the Foreign must necessari- 
ly suffer. For more than a hundred years the Baptists have been engaged 
in State missions. This year there are 107 missionaries who have labored 
in the destitute sections of the State. It has been a year of great sacrifices 
and great blessings. ^Ve recommend : 

1. That at least once a year the pastors give their congregations some- 
thing of the history, prospects and needs of State missions. 

2. That each church and each member of every church, be urged to aid 
in this work by their prayers and contributions. 

3- That State missions be enlarged and wisely pressed till a Baptist 
church shall be organized in every destitute neighborhood in North Caro- 
lina. Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 



Remarks by Eev. C. Durham, after which a collection 
was taken up amounting to $6.09. Pledges were also 
made as follows : 



Benevolence $2 00 

Bogue Chapel 2 00 

Cedar Grove 2 00 

Cherry Grove 2 00 

Griffin's X Roads 2 50 

Mt. Sinai 1 00 

Mt. Zion 2 50 

OakDale 2 50 

Pleasant Plains 3 00 

Piney Forest 1 00 

Porter Swamp 1 00 

Sweet Home 1 00 

Western Prong 2 50 

White Marsh 1 50 



Abbottsburg 2 00 

Bethel 1 00 

French's Creek 2 00 

Galeed 5 00 

Hickory Grove 1 00 

Mt. Pleasant 1 00 

Paradise 1 00 

Salt Marsh 1 00 

Shadv Grove 5 00 

Wooteu's Chapel 2 00 

Zion's Hill 1 00 

Goshen 1 00 

Lebanon 1 00 

South Port 2 00 



Report adopted. Adjourned one hour. 



SECOND DAY^EvENiNG Session. 

The Association called together by singing; prayer by 
Rev. E. J. Edwards. Letters called for, when several 
came forward, read and received. The invitation to 
correspondents was renewed; Bro. F. A. Prince came 
forward from Waccamaw Association 5nd was made 
welcome to a seat, also Rev. A. McFadyen of the Pres- 
byterian church made welcome to a seat. 

On motion, letters of dismission were granted to the 
following churches, at their request, to aid in the form- 
ation of a Bladen County Association: 



8 MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR 

Abbottsburg, Bethel, Brown's Creek, Clarkton, Ed- 
ward's Chapel, French's Creek, Galeed, Mt. Pleasant, 
Salt March, Sandy Grove, Shady Grove, Zion's Hill. 

On motion, letters of dismission were granted to the 
following churches to join the Columbus Association: 

Oak Dale, Griffin's X Roads, Macedonia, Piney Forest, 
Smyrna. 

Rev. C. Durham read 

REPORT ON FOREIGN AND HOME MISSIONS. 

The work of the Southern Baptist Cyonvention is divided into four de- 
partments — Home mission, Foreign mission, Education and Sunday school. 
Home mission is sub-divided into five departments : (1) Missions among 
Indians; (2) Negroes; (3) foreign population; (4) white native population; 
(5) in Cuba. In all of these departments the work has been greatly pros- 
pered. Foreign mission is divided into six great fields: (1) China; (2) Af- 
rica; (3) Italy; (4) Japan; (5) Mexico; (6) Brazil. In all of these fields the 
missionaries are being greatly blessed, and the prospects are hopeful. 

There was never a time when there were so many opportunities to preach 
the Gospel to the destitute and heathen as there are in the day in which 
we live. Let us, in the name of our Lord, go forward in this great work, 
doing more and more in all of our churches each year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

Remarks by Rev. C. Durham. Report adopted. 
Rev. A. J, Bordeaux read the 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The Bible, which should be our guide in all things, says: "Train up a 
child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from 
it. " We do thank God and take courage that a large number of our good 
brethren and sisters in nearly all of our churches are trying to fulfil this 
command of our blessed Lord by organizing Sunday Schools in their differ- 
ent churches and instructing the young in the knowledge of our blessed 
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and it is to be hoped that the fathers and 
mothers who are members of the different churches composing this Asso- 
ciation wake up to their whole duty on this line of church work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

Report adopted. 

Rev. R. M. Sessoms read the 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

To the successful preaching of the Gospel, a support for the preacher is 
necessary. The duty of supporting the preacher is a duty upon the church 
or churches to which he preaches. This duty is made plain by the Lord, 
when He says, ''He that preacheth the Gospel shall live of the gospel." 

Therefore, resolved, That the churches of this Association give their pas- 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

tors a liberal support, that iu the future they may give more talent and 
time to preach the Word. Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

Report adopted. 

The committee on resolutions concerning the consoli- 
dation of the Cape Fear and Columbus Associations, 
submitted the following report: 

Whei'eas, The churches in Bladen county belonging to this body have 
withdrawn for the purpose of aiding in the formation of a county associa- 
tion, and, as there appears to be a growing inclination in favor of county 
associations among tlie churches, and, as we believe that in union there is 
strength, and when practicable, an association should be composed of a 
sufficient number of churches to promote all possible efficiency and act in 
harmony in the best manner to promote the cause of Christ, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we respectfully make a proposition to the Columbus As- 
dociation that the remaining churches of this body consolidate with said 
Association, and unite as one body, and, in case this proposition is favor- 
ably received, that we respectfully suggest that the churches belonging to 
said two bodies, send up two delegates each to meet in convention at Pleas- 
ant Plain on Friday before the fifth Sunday in January next ; and, in case 
the proposition is ratified by a majority of two-thirds of each body, then 
the consolidation of said Associations shall be considered complete. On 
motion, Revs. G. W. Hill and A. H. Porter be appointed a committee to 
present the above resolutions to the Columbus Association. 

Done by order of the Cape Fear Association in session at the Shady 
Grove Church, Bladen county, N. C, on the 21st day of October, 1892. 

Rev. E. AV. Wooten, Moderator. 
A. H. Porter, Clerk. 

The above resolutions were adopted. 

On motion, the location of next session of the Associa- 
tion was taken up and given to Lebanon church, Bruns- 
wick county, N. C, beginning on Thursday before the 
Fourth Sunday in October, 1893, 11 a. m. Rev. A. H. 
Porter to preach the Introductory Sermon; Elder G. 
W. Hill, alternate. 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

All of the commands of the Lord should be obeyed. In Eph. 6 :4 fathers 
are commanded to educate their children. We have many good academies 
and colleges ; Murfreesboro, Oxford, and High Point for our daughters, 
and Wake Forest for our sons and young preachers. Baptists ought to 
send their children to Baptist schools. We ought to aid the indigent young 
preachers at Wake Forest, some of them are from this Association. We 
recommend: lst_ That every pastor preach at least once a year on the ob- 
ligations of parents to educate their children and to sustain Baptist schools; 
2nd. That every church be asked to aid our young preachers at Wake 
Forest College. Respectfully submitted. 

Committee. 

Report adopted. 



10 



MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR 



Coramitee on religious exercises submitted the follow- 
ing report: Rev. E. J. Edwards to preach at Abbotts- 
burg to-night at 7 o'clock; Rev. C. P. Bullock to preach 
at this church at 7 o'clock. 

On motion, adjourned. Prayer by Rev. C. Durham, 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. G. W. Hill, 
after which the Moderator declared the Association ready 
for business. List of churches called — majority present. 
Minutes read, corrected and approved. 

An invitation to visiting brethren was renewed, Bro. 

D. L. Gore of Wilmington, came forward and was made 
welcome. 

On motion, the report on Ministerial Relief was taken 
from the table and remarks were made by brethren D. 
L. Gore,0. Lennon, J. Q. Elkins, and Revs. Gr. W. Hill, 

E. J. Edwards, after which a collection was taken up 
amounting to $5.10, The following pledges were also 
made : 



D. L. Gore flO 00 

H. C. Bridgers 5 GO 

W. D. McLellan 2 00 

N. V. Russ 1 00 

A. J. Freeman 50 

F. M. Sykes 1 00 

L. E. Squires 1 00 



J. Q. Elkins 1 00 

J. R. Baldwin 50 

Mrs . Neill Groden 50 

A. H. Porter 1 00 

Abbottsburg Church 2 00 



Total $25 50 



Report adopted. 

Rev. E. J. Edwards read the 

report on baptist orphanage. 



The Baptist Orphanage is located at Thomasville, and is the property of 
the Baptists of the State. At present there are about 125 children at the 
institution, dependent upon the good people of the State for food, cloth- 
ing, and education. These are the Lord's poor, and He has laid the respon- 
sibility of feeding, clothing and educating them upon our hearts. That 
we may come up to the full measure of our duty. Resolved, that the Asso- 
ciation request all the churches composing this body to take one or more 
collections during the year for this object. 2. That superintendents and 
Sunday Schools contribute monthly to the Orphanage. "Give and it shall 
be given unto you again, he that pitieth the poor lendeth to the Lord." 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

We also recoinmend Charity and CJliildren, a paper published at the 
Orphanage, as Avorthy the patronage of all good people. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Committee. 

Remarks by Bro. D. L. Gore and Eev. E. J. Edwards, 
after which a collection was taken up amounting to $3.- 
45, also $10.75 subscriptions for Charity and Children. 
Pledges were made as follows: Brethren D. L. Gore, 
$10.00; H. C. Bridges, $5.00, paid. Total $29.22. 

Adjourned one hour. 



THIED DAY— Evening Session. 

The Association called together by singing, prayer by 
Bro. 0. Lennon. Letters called for, read and received. 

The invitation to visiting brethren renewed; brother 
Moore, (colored) form Lake Waccamaw Association 
came forward and made welcome to a seat. 

The committee on Finance submitted the following 
report-: 

The amounts received by your committee from the different churches 
for the following objects, in cash: 

For Baptist Orphanage 17 06 

For Ministerial Relief funds 16 46 
For Colportage 1 00 



For Ministerial education. . . fl4 96 

For State missions 25 96 

For Home missions 7 33 

For Foreign missions 19 23 

For Minute Fund 28 06 



Total $130 06 

Respectfully submitted, 

ORRAisr Lennon, ) ^ ., , 
G.W.Jones, f Committee 

Rev. J. A. Prevatt read the 

report on temperance. 

Inasmuch as intemperance is one of the great evils of the day, and has 
always been forbidden in Holy Writ, and has proved to be one of the great 
evils in our churches at the present day ; it fills our prisons with criminals, 
our hospitals with paupers, and makes homes desolate. Therefore, we re- 
spectfully recommend to your bosly that you, if possible, adopt some plan 
whereby this curse may be removed from our midst. We further recom- 
mend that the pastors of the different churches use more energy in seeing 
that all offenders should render strict account of that offence, and that 
strict discipline should be applied. Respectfully submitted. 

Committee. 



12 MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR 

Remarks by Rev. J. A. Prevatt. Report adopted. 
Rev. R. M. Wescott read the 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

We, the undersigned committee on Periodicals, beg leave to submit the 
following report : We believe, brethren, that the greatest educator in the 
cause of Christ — save the Bible and the living ministry — is the papers of 
the Missionary denomination. Our people, however, are too derelict in 
their duty in educating themselves in the main principles and doctrines of 
our church, and the grand and glorious work that has been done, and is 
now being done by the same ; which information is obtained only by read- 
ing and study. We therefore urge the necessity of the head of each Bap- 
tist family in the State to place in his home, in order that they themselves, 
their wives, their children, and neighbors may get the needed information 
and become intelli^pant and faithful Baptists. The following named papers 
— the Biblical Recorder of Raleigh, the Morth Carolina Baptist of Fayette- 
ville, and Gharity and Ghildren of Thomasville, all of which can be ob- 
tained for a minor sum comparatively. Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

Remarks by Bro. R. M. Wescott, Revs. J. A. Prevatt 
andE. J. Edwards. Report adopted. 
Rev. A. H. Porter read the 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EXAMINATION. 

Your committee beg leave to report, that we have examined Revs. C. P. 
Bullock and N. A. Callihan and do heartily recommend the two brethren 
for ordination to the Gospel ministry. Respectfully submitted. 

Committee. ■ 

Report adopted. 

Rev. R. M. Wescott read the 

REPORT ON CORRESPONDENCE. 

To Robeson Association — Brethren Harley Godwin, Curtis Godwin. 

To South Atlantic Association — Brethren C. C. Gore, J. J. Long, Revs. 
G. W. Hill, E. W. Wooten. 

To Columbus Association — Rev. G. W. Hill, J. L. Wescott, J. P. Harrell. 

To Eastern Association — Rev. J. W. Smith, J. S. Benson. 

To Lake Waccamaw (colored) — Brethren J. F. Harrell, O. Lennon, Rev. 
G. W, Hill. 

To Baptist State Convention — Brethren R. M. Wescott, Thos. Barefoot, 
C. C. Gore, H. B. Collier, J. F. Harrell, Revs. E. W. Wooten, G. W. Hill, 
J. W. Smith. 

To Southern Baptist Convention — Rev. E. W. Wooten. 

Respectfully committed. 

Committee. 

« 

Report adopted. 

Executive Committee — Revs. G. W. Hill, E. W. 
Wooten, brethren Orran Lennon, J. R. Baldwin, J. Q. 
Elkins, C. C. Gore, H. B. CoUier. 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 13 

Beulah Chapel, a newly constituted church, came for- 
ward with a letter asking admission into this body. On 
motion, it was received. 

Rev. C. P. Bullock read the 

REPORT ON COLPORTAGE. 

Your committee is of the opinion that the time has arrived when tlie 
evangelistic work in this Association can and ought to be done through the 
pastors and cliurches, and Sunday Schools. Religious literature can now 
be easily obtained through the mail, and we would respectfully suggest the 
duty of the pastor and leading members of the church to canvass the neigh- 
borhood in the vicinity of their churches and stir up the people upon the 
exercise of their religious duties. This is a fine field for the Sunday School 
missionary. The great object should be to impress the people with a mind 
to work. Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

Report adopted. 

Rev. A. H. Porter read the 

REPORT OP TREASURER. 

To the Cape Fear Baptist Association : 

Dear Brethren— There have no funds come into my hands since the last 
meeting of your body at Mt. Pisgah, 24th of October, 1891, except $50.00 
received from D. L. Gore, which was forv/arded to J. D. Bonshall, Treas- 
urer of the Baptist State Convention. The amounts sent to the last annual 
meeting were as follows: 

bath collections) 22 78 

From D. L. Gore, same object 25 00 
For Ministerial Relief Fund . 14 67 
From D. L. Gore, same object 25 00 



For State Missions $65 77 

For Foreign Missions 24 59 



For Home Missions 12 90 

For Ministerial Education. . . 7 28 
For Orphanage (including Sab- 
Received from Rev. W. S. Ballard on Rev. Joseph 'Ward's note $26.00, 
which by order of the Executive committee was loaned to Rev. S. J. Por- 
ter, now at Wake Forest College. Respectfully submitted, 

C. C. GoEE, Treasurer. 

Report received. 

A resolution of thanks was offered by Rev. A. H. 
Porter, as follows: 

Resolved, That the thanks of this xlssociatiou be tendered to the brethren 
of this and adjacent churches and friends for the hospitable entertainment 
extended during this session of the Association. 

Resolution adopted. 

On motion, the Clerk be allowed $10 for his services. 

The committee on religious exercises submitted the 
following report: Rev. A. H. Porter to preach at Ab- 
bottsburg to-night at 7 o'clock; Sunday School mass 
meeting to-morrow morning at 9:30 o'clock, conducted 



14 MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR 

by Rev. A. H. Porter; preaching at 11 o'clock by Rev. 
E. J. Edwards. 

On motion, all unfinished business be turned over to 
the Executive Committee. 

On motion, adjourned to meet at Lebanon, Brunswick 
county, N. C, Thursday before the Ith Sunday in Octo- 
ber, 1893. Prayer by Elder R. M. Sessoms; singing 
hymn 640. 

E. W. WOOTEN, Moderator. 

A. H. PORTER, Clerk. 



SUNDAY MORNING SESSION. 

Sunday School mass meeting conducted by Rev. A. H. 
Porter. Remarks by brethren J. S. Cain, J. Q. Elkins, 
R. M. Wescott and Revs. E. W. Wooten, A. H. Porter. 
Preaching by Rev. E. Wooten; after which a collection 
for the Orphanage was taken, amounting to $3.02. 
This closed a pleasant and profitable session of the Cape 
Fear Association. 

A. H. PORTER, Clerk. 



SUPPLEMENTARY. 

The resolutions from the Cape Fear Association to the 
Columbus Association concerning the the consolidation 
of the two bodies, were adopted. Each church in the 
two Associations is requested to send up tM^o delegates 
to meet in convention at Pleasant Plains church, Friday 
before the 5th Sunday in January, 1893. 

A, H. PORTER, Clerk. 



FINANCIAL TABLE. 



Chubches 

AND 

Counties. 


3 1 
^ 1 

1 


CO 

.2 

CO 


co' 

.2 

CO 

■ s 

o 


C 

.2 

CO 

1 


o 

o 
pi 

4 


o 

bl, t 
CS 1 

§ 
ft 

O 
$ 50 


Ministerial 
Relief Fund, 


1 

O 


Church Expenses. 


Other Objects. 


Totals. 


Clerks and their 
Post Offices. 


ICoLUMBUs County 
Benevolence 


$ 50' 
85 

1 00 
20 
40 
50 

1 00 




$ 50 


ft 50 




j 


$ 2 00 


W Q Gance, Pi-ong, N C 
T Childs, Turnout, N C 


Benlah Chapel 

Bogue Chapel 

( etJar (-rrove. 










1 49 


941 

1 


52 


5 75 


2 50 


100 00 






112 20 


H Wyche, Hallsboro, N C 







W T Tyler, Cerrogordo.N C 
K Coleman. Crofim X T! 


Cherry Grave 

Clieerful Hope 

Griffin's X Roads. . 














36 00 
24 38 
75 Ou 

























34 68 L Malpase, Freemau's,N C 
79 76 D Nance. Evern'TeHii Tsi r; 








76 


3 00 








Gimi Swamn 















H T.enTinn.FTf>f>TnMn'« "NT c 


Livingstone Chapel 

Macedonia 

Mt Siiirti 


1 00 

80 

1 25 

1 25 

20; 












2 00 



36 
75 (JO 


8 00 


■76'86 


47 66 










1 00 


1) Naiu*e.(;er!v»i^ni'ili'» "M f 












J Harrelson,<. larendou,N C 
.1 Shii)nia,n-( :lHr.. 1 fin "n; ( : 


iMt Zion 


'"89 


1 51 


1 62 
1 00 


2 26 
2 40 




2 00 





125 00 
18 00 


J2 00 




145 64 


()Mk Bale 


23 49 .1 K Fortei-- Orton X f 










G W Hill, Vineland, N C 
J W Powell, (vrist. N C 


Pleasant Plains... 

Piney Forest 

iPorter Swamp 

Sweet Home 

Snivi'na 


85 
1 50 
55 
95 
55 
1 50 
50 

60 


25 
6 33 
2 75 


! 2 65 

6 41! 1 92 


32 

4 08 
2 75 


3 25 
2 50 


'i'e-i 


60 00 
120 00 




4 37 


'147 37 


76 


84 






7 10 JB Uarreison.\ evifip-ordo 


1 00 





31 50 
29 60 


2 00 




35 30 

39 15 

9 50 

77 60 

50 14 

34 90 

50 

82 7u 


J M Longer, Mollie, iS U 
N Fryer, Wbiteville, I^ C 
i) Cook, VVhitevilie, N C 










Western Prong 

White Marsh 

;Bladen County. 

Abbottsbvu-g 

Bethel 


3 00 








4 00 

85 

1 09 


1 00 
1 25 














75 00 

43 0' 
33 85 






N Powell, VVhitevilie, N C 


1 88 
1 05 


55 


2 32 




90 


1 30 


G Smith, Abbottsburg,N C 

C W King, Moscow, >< C 


Brown's Creek 

Clarkton 


5y 

60 
















W BHester,Elizabeth N C 


1 00 




1 10 








80 OJ 






J W Hester, clarkton, N C 


Edward's Chapel. . 












J H Watson, Council sta 


French's Creek, . . . 














2 50 
5 00 


100 00 

125 00 

40 00 

36 00 






102 50 

323 lu 

54 68 

53 18 

6 45 

65 00 


E W Moore, Kelly's, N C 
G Averitt, Abbottsburg 




i 30 
50 


4 32 
95 


■38 05 flO «) 


7 00 


5 01 


17 22 

'i6'66 

5 45 


4 00 
7 33 

4 18 
60 

5 00 


Hickory Grove 

Mt Pleasant 


's'oo 


5 50 


u F Alien, Brompton, N C 
S H HUbm-n, Register N C 










50 














Salt Marsh 














60 00 
30 00 


R Brown, Nat Aioore, N C 


Saiidv Grove 
















R L Grayton, Bladenboro 
Z Thompson, Abbottsburg 
W H Flake, Council Sta 


Shady Grove 

Woolen's Chapel.. 
Zion's Hill 


i 40 

85 
20 


'2'66 


2 60 










115 00 





119 00 
53 03 
47 7b 




2 00 


2 0- 




45 18 
35 00 




2 21 




10 35 




A Hilbui'n Richardson ^ (' 


Brunswick Cou'ty 














Bethel 


75 


7 50 


2 05 


4 on 




1 00 




5J 00 


1 ^ 




65 70 


J Wescott, So Port, N C 


Caison Chapel. . . . 








1 00 
1 00 


1 00 

7 00 


i 00 2 66 
, 7 00 7 on 


1 00 
3 95 

1 


1 00 
7 00 


i'ii 


40 OJ 
80 00 


1 12 00 


9 00 
16 00 


68 00 
121 16 


S J Rowell, Turnout, N C 


IjeV)aiioii 


W Chinnis Winuaba N C' 


Little Zoar 








Mt. Pisgah 

Myrtle Branch.... 


1 45 


1 67 


20 


2 27 




3 30 




40 00 






48 89 


L Sellers, Supply, N C 






Town Creek 

Pender County 
! Sharon 


1 05 
75 


6 60 










175 00 
13 42 


30 31 
35 


17 13 


' 384 09 
14 42 


R M Wescott South Port 










A J Mills, Town Creek,i\' C 














Totals 






















27 80 


49 67 


i64 12 


,55 73 


27 04 


'44 25 


2 00 


1825 93 


223 88 


130 11 


12233 00 





STATISTICAL. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL, 



Chukches 

AND 

Counties. 


i 

+3 

& 


i 
1 

1 


O 


QJ 

s 


>< 


'6 

5 


CO 

12 
9 
32 
48 
73 
10 
60 


m 

m 

S 

14 
17 
68 
71 
132 
19 
60 


26 
26 
100 
119 
205 
29 
120 



02 







Si 

.S3 

m 

1 

> 


§ 

% 

m 


CO 



1 




Columbus County 






























Bogue Chapel 

Cedar (rrove 


9 


•• 


•• 


1 
1 

2 

7 
3 


5 
2 

8 
5 

1 


"i 
3 
4 
3 














39 
80 
33 

80 


9 

12 
6 

7 


48 
92 
39 

87 


35 

50 
15 


'"h 

"46 


1 27 


Cherry Grove 

Cheerful Hope.... 


15 


8 
1 

7 


3 
'i 


6 00 
42 


Griffin's X Roads.. 


2 


5 00 


Livingstone Chapel 
Macedonia 


.... 


2 
9 
2 

'k 


1 
1 

2 

3 
2 


'"2 

2 

10 

1 


1 
3 
1 
6 

7 


1 
3 

i 

2 


29 
78 
49 
45 
26 


35 
93 
75 
79 
32 


64 
171 
124 
124 

58 


60 


6 


66 














Mt Sinai 


12 
13 


37 
32 
25 


5 
9 

8 


42 
41 
33 


.... 






Mt. Zion 





14 
24 


3 50 


Oak Dale 










Pleasant Plains. . . 

Piney Forest 

Porter Swamo.... 


1 
3 


'i 

4 

'e 

7 


3 

'i 

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1 


6 

4 

11 

11 

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1 
4 
9 


"3 

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2 


53 

49 
48 
34 
30 
62 
25 

37 
34 
27 
25 
7 
57 
63 
06 
46 
21 
27 
55 
30 
14 
30 


'89 
75 
80 
43 
30 

118 
65 

39 
49 
40 
19 
20 
90 
99 
113 
50 
27 
34 
65 
32 
25 
33 


142 

124 

128] 

771 

60 

180 

80 

66 
83 
97 
44 

27| 

147 

162' 

179; 

96 

48 

61 

117- 

62 

39' 

63 


77 
54 


"10 
9 


87 
63 


50 
100 


12 
35 


1 44 
5 00 


Sweet Home 

Smyrna 


5 
11 

1 


19 

75 


10 
9 


29 

84 


50 

28 


1 
42 


3 00 

4 50 


Western Pi'ong. . . . 




White Marsh 


25 

64 
20 


3 

8 
4 


28 

72 
24 








Bladen County 

Abbottsbm-g 

Bethel 


1 
5 
1 


3 
3 


1 


3 


2 
1 
1 


1 
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44 


6 00 
3 00 


Brown's Creek.... 








Clarkton 






13 


31 


6 


37 


.... 


15 


2 25 


Edward's Chapel.. 

Fi'ench's Creek 

Galeed 


4 

4 

11 

14 

1 


2 
2 

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3 

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7 

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6 

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3 


8 
3 
5 
11 
5 

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3 

3 

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9 

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157 

84 


s 


165 

88 


12 


70 
50 


6 01) 
6 08 


Hickory Grove 

Mt. Pleasant 

Paradise 




40 
37 
50 
70 
40 
48 
72 


3 
5 

I 

3 

7 


43 
42 
56 
75 
43 
55 


40 
18 
50 


"e 


3 50 
2 92 


Salt Marsh 






Sandy Grove 

Shady Grove 

Wooten's Chapel.. 
Zion's Hill 


IS 
2 
3 

17 


2 

2 

11 

4 


4 














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28 22 62 




1 


2 




Brunswick Cou'ty 
Antioch 












Bethel 


9 










1 


18 


31 


49 


35 10 


45 


80 


36 11 87 


Caison Chapel.... 












Goshen 


6 

21 










3 


24 
51 


40 
55 


64 
106 


12 2 
80 9 


14 
89 


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22 2 00 


Lebanon 


1 


•• 


6 


2 


60 7 1 


Little Zoar 








Mt. Pisgah 




1 


5 


7 


4 




35 


78 


113 


15 


6 


21 


52 


16 


2 60 


Myrtle Branch.... 






South Port 

Town Creek 


7 
1 


1 


•• 


2 


2 

4 


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29 
13 


48 
15 


77 
28 


65 
6 


9 
3 


74 
9 


no 


8 


39 23 


Pender County 
Sharon 










191 


93 


36 


1.34 


110 


57 






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601 




Totals 


1451 


2189 


3655 


1557 


201 


1447 


960 


145 34 




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Rev. E. w. WOOTEN, Moderator ■ Wooten, N. C. 

Rev. a. h. PORTER, Clerk Crton, N. C. 

ORRAN LENNON, TREASURER Whiteville, N. C. 



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Ne.xt session to lie held with the clmrch at Western Prong, Cokimlius County, N. C, 
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HELD AT 



LEBANON CHURCH, 

Brunsvvjck County. 



October IQ, 20, 21 and 22, 1893. 



fiEV. E. W. WOOTENj Moderator WooTeN, N. O. 

Rev. a. H. PORTER, Clerk Crton, N. C. 

ORRAN LENNON, Treasurer Whiteville, N. C. 



Next ses.sion to be held with the chufch at Western Prong) Columljus CountVi N. C, 
Commencing Thursday before the Fourth Sunday in October, 1894, " 



lUmberton, n. c: . ^tT' 

RoBESoNiAN Job Office, 'St' 

1893. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



JOHN W. GORE, Vineland, N. C. 

G. W. HILL, Eoka, N. C. 

J. P. LENNON, Robeson's, N. C. 

J. H. HILDRETH, South Port, N. C, 

L. SELLERS, Supply, N. C. 

E. L. SWAIN Supply, N. C. 

E. W. WOOTEN, Wooten's, N. C. 

J. D. HARRELSON, Fair Bluff, N. C. 

M. P. WHITE, Wilmington, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

E. W. WOOTEN, C. C. GORE, 

J. Q. ELKINS, ORRAN LENNON, 

, J. J. LONG. 



MINUTES. 



Lebanon Church, N. C, October 19, 1893. 

The Cape Fear Baptist Association met in its eighty-ninth 
session with this church. 

Introductory sermon was preached by Rev. A. H. Porter, 
from Matthew 3 : 11-12; at the close of which an intermission 
of one hour was given. 

The delegates then assembled in the house. The Modera- 
tor not being present, the Association was called to order by 
the Clerk, and after reading the scripture and prayer by Bro. 
J. L. Wescott, Bro, C. C. Gore was elected Moderator pro tem. 

On motion the list of churches called— a majority not 
present. 

On motion the Association proceeded to business subject to 
the approval of majority when present. Brethren J. W. Col- 
lins, S. D. Swindell and W. J. Wescott were appointed a 
Committee on Finance, and Rev. J. H. Hildreth Reading 
Clerk. 

On motion letters called for, read and received, and names 
of delegates enrolled, as follows : 

COLUMBUS COUNTY. 

Benevolence— By letter. 

Beulah —Not represented. 

Bogue Chapel— Not represented. 

Cedar Grove— -Not represented. 

Cherry Grove — Not represented. 

Cheerful Hope— L. H, Malpass, W. D. Hufham. 

Green Swamp — Not represented. 

Livingston Chapel — M, Bordeaux, G. D. Lennon. 

Mt. Sinai— 'Not represented. 



4 MINUTES OF CAPE FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

Mt. Zion — Not represented. 
Palmyra — Not represented. 
Pleasant Plain — C. C. Gore, C. B. Gore. 
Porter Swamp — Not represented. 
Sweet Home — Not represented. 
Western Prong — E. W. Wooten. 
White Marsh — Not represented. 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Hickory Grove — G. W. Jones, M. B. Singletary. 

Paradise — By letter. 

Wooten's Chapel— W. J. Collins. 

BRUNSWICK COUNTY. 

Antioch — Joseph Stanaland. 

Bethel— W. J. Wescott, McD. Price. 

Oak Grove — Not represented. 

Goshen — William Hall, Robert Chinnis. 

Lebanon — I. W. Harrelson, E. h. Ward, I, T. Robbins. 

Little Zoar — J. W. Benton. 

Mt. Pisgah — L. Sellers, Elisha Sellers, Oliver Sellers. 

Myrtle Branch— M. P. Branch. 

South Port— J. L. Wescott. 

Town Creek — Not represented. 

PENDER COUNTY. 

Sharon — Not represented. 

An invitation was extended to visiting brethren, when Revs. 
F. A. Savage and J. C. Crumpler came forward from the 
Eastern Association and were made welcome to seats; also 
Rev. J. H, Hildreth from South Port came forward and was 
made welcome as a member of our body. 

On motion a committee on Religious Exercises was ap- 
pointed as follows : Rev. J. H. Hildreth and Breth. I. W. 



MINUTES OF CAPE FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 5 

Harrelson and J. L. Wescott. Committee reports as follows: 
Bro. J. L. Wescott to conduct religious exercises at 10 a. m. 
to-morrow. 

On motion adjourned by singing and benediction. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Bro. J. L. Wescott, after 
which the Moderator declared the Association ready for bus- 
iness. Letters called for — several handed in, read and ap- 
proved. Little Zoar church calls for a letter of dismission to 
join the Columbus Association; also Paradise church calls 
for a letter of dismission to join the Bladen Association, both 
of which were granted. 

An invitation to visiting brethren extended — none present. 

The Committee on Religious Exercises reported as follows : 
Rev. J. H. Hildreth to preach at 12 m., Rev. A. H. Porter to 
preach at 7 p. m., Rev. L. Sellers to conduct devotional exer- 
cises to-morrow morning at 10 a. m. The Moderator an- 
nounced the following committees : 

On Ministerial Relief Funds— J. W. Benton, M. P. White. 

On Periodicals — A. H. Porter, Elisha Sellers. C. C. Gore. 

On Ministerial Education — W. J. Wescott, I. W. Harrelson, 
J. W. Benton. 

On Ministerial Support— J. L. Wescott, M. P. White, L. 
Sellers. 

On Temperance — J. C. Crumpler, S. D. Swindell, J. W. 
Collins. 

On Baptist Orphanage — L. Sellers, B. D. Wescott, I. T, 
Bobbins. 

On State and Associational Missions — J. H. Hildreth, C. 
B. Gore, I. W. Harrelson. 

REPORT ON ministerial RELIEF FUNDS. 

We, the committee, would respectfully recommend, that in view of 
the need of many of the aged ministers and their widows of the 
State, we should at least take up one collection, or more, during the 



6 MINUTES OF CAPE FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

year for their relief, in all churches; and we would recommend that 
the pastors of the several churches keep this important matter before 
their people to the end that they may know their duty to their aged 
and worn out ministers, and our prayer is that they may be willing' 
to contribute liberally to their aid- Eespectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

Remarks b}^ Revs. A. H. Porter, J. H. Hildreth, M. P. 
White and Breth. J. L. Wescott, I. W. Harrelson, after which 
a collection was taken up amounting to $4.59. Report adop- 
ted. Adjourned one hour. 

Preaching by Rev. J. H. Hildreth, Subject ; "What Bap- 
tists Think of the Bible." 

Evening Session. 

The Association called together by singing, prayer by Rev. 
J. C. Grumpier. Rev. E. W. Wooten, the Moderator, present, 
and Rev. C. C. Gore, Moderator pro tem., vacates the chair. 
Letters called for, read and approved. Hickory Grove church 
calls for a letter of dismission, which was granted. 

An invitation extended to visiting brethren, when Bro. D, 
B. Willis came forward from South Atlantic Association and 
made welcome to a seat. 

On motion the Association proceeded to organize by elect- 
ing Rev. E. W. Wooten, Moderator; Rev. A. H. Porter, Clerk, 
and 0. Lennon, Treasurer. 

Rev. J, C. Grumpier read the 

EEPORT ON temperance. 

Your committee beg leave to report, that insomuch as intemper- 
ance is so widespread and so disastrous in its effects— destroying 
property, wrecking homes, bringing sorrow, distress and anguish to 
so many thousand promising lives, menacing our liberty and safety 
as a people and dealing such gigantic blows to the overthrow of our 
dear Redeemer's kingdom. We therefore, recommend that our pas- 
tors, deacons and brethren generally, use all proper influence to dis- 
courage the use of intoxicants as a beverage, and also recommend 
the employment of all righteous and legitimate means for the sup- 
pression of the liquor traffic Respectfully submitted. 

Committee, 



MINUTES OF CAPE FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 7 

Remarks by Revs. J. C. Grumpier and J. H. Hildreth. Re- 
port adopted. 

On motion adjourned. Prayer by Rev. J. H Hildretb. 



THIRD DAY— MoRxNiNG Session. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. L. Sellers, after 
which the Moderator declared the Association ready for busi- 
ness. List of churches called — majority present. Letters 
called for — several came forward, read and approved. 

On motion that the location of the next session of this 
Association be made a special object for 1 p. m. 

Rev. J. H. Hildreth read the 

REPORT ON STATE AND ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

The spirit of our Lord and. Savior's religion is giving; and giving 
means Missions, for the Eible is a missionary book. And we, your 
committee, urge upon the pastors or our Association to preach more 
frequently upon Missions (which is giving), so that oar members 
may be able to understand the teachings of the Holy Scriptures oa 
this great and important subject — giving. And while we should be 
liberal in our support of Foreign Missions and other objects, we see 
and feel the great necessity of developing our own people here at 
home in our own Association and State, and we do urge upon each 
church in this Association to take not less than two collections dur- 
ing the Associational year for State and Associational Missions. 

Respectfully submitted, Committee. 

Remarks by Revs. J. H. Hildreth, M. P. White, E. W. 
Wooten and Bro. I. W. Harrelson. Report adopted. 

Letters called for, two came forward, read, and the letter 
from Cheerful Hope approved. The letter from Livingston 
Chapel laid on the table and referred to a committee consist- 
ing of Breth. C. C. Gore, L. Sellers, B. D. Wescott. 

Bro. C. C. Gore reads the 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Dear Biethren : — Your committee would respectfully submit the 
following for your consideration : We met in session at the Western 



8 MIXUTES OF CAPE FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 

Prong church, fourth Saturday in December, and appointed a cora' 
mittee to visit New Life church to investigate certain reports in cir- 
culation against llev. J. P. Leunon, consisting of Revs. G. W, Hill, 
E. W. Wooten and Breth. C. C. Gore, Thomas Barefoot. Revs. G, 
W. Hill and E. W. Wooten visited said church and found Bro. Len- 
non guilty of immoral conduct, and would ask that you appoint a 
committee to visit Livingston Chapel church to investigate there- 
ported action of said church in regard to this matter. Your com- 
mittee employed Rev. A. PL Porter a part of his time to preach at 
Cheerful Hope church; his report accompanies this report. We took 
no further steps in employing labor in the Association. Would earn- 
estly urge upon the Association more zeal in the work of the Master. 
Respectfully submitted, 

G. W. Hill, Chairman Ex. Com. 

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To Executive Committee Cape Fear Association : 

Deap. Brethren — In accordance with yoitr appointment as mis 
sionriry to labor in the bounds of Cape Fear Association, would re- 
spectfully submit to you the time spent by me in this work. 1 visited 
Cheerful Hope church two trips, preached iive sermons, traveled 
about 150 miles, for which the committee agreed to pav me $12. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. H. Porter. 

On motion reports received. 

The committee on Religious Exercises submitted the fol- 
lowing report : Preaching to-night at 7 p. m. by Rev. E. 
Wooten ; Sunday-school mass meeting to-morrow, led by Bro. 
B. D. "Wescott, 10 a. m; preaching at 11 a. m. by Rev. J. H. 
Hildreth, and by Rev. A. H. Porter at 3 p. m., and by Rev. E. 
W. Wooten at 7 p. m. Report adopted. 

On motion adjourned for one hour. 

Evening Session. 

The Association called together by singing; prayer by Bro. 
J. L. Wescott. Location of next session of the Association 
taken up and given to the Western Prong church, to meet at 
11 a. m. Thursday before 4th Sunday in October, 1894; Rev. 
J. H. Hildreth to preach the introductory sermon. 



MINUTES OF CAPE FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



EEPORT OF Treasurer. 

To the Cape Fear Association : Dr. Cr. 

Cash received $133.03 

Distributed as follows : 

For Ministerial Education S 14.96 

" State Missions 25.96 

" Foreign Missions 19 23 

" Home Missions 7 33 

" Orphanage 17.06 

" M. R. F 16.46 

" Colportage 1.0) 

' • Minute Funds 28.06 

Sunday Collection - 97 



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Total paid out 6133.03 

Balance on hand $ 2.10 

Received from D. L Gore, Kov. i . 1893 10.00 

'• H. C. Bridgers 5.00 



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Total .$17.10 

Paid to J. D. Eoushall, Treas. B. S. C 15.00 

Stationery and Postage 60 

Total $15 60 

Balance on hand $ I .50 

Respectfully submitted 

Orran Lennon, Treas. C. F. A. 
Report adopted. 

On motion the report on the Orphanage was taken from 

the table, which reads as follows : 

REPORT ON THE ORPHANAGE. 

The Baptist Orphanage is located at Thomasville, and is the prop- 
erty of the Baptists of the State. At present there are 1-5 children 
at the institution, dependent upon the good people of the State for 
food, clothing and education These are the Lord's poor and he has 
laid the responsibility of supporting them on our hearts. We rec- 
ommend that the Association request all the churches composing 
this body to take one or more collection during the year for this ob- 
ject; also that the Sunday schools contribute to this worthy object. 
Give, and we have the promise it shall be given to us again. We 
also recommend their p^per, "Charity and Children " to all. 

Respectfully submitted. Committee. 



10 3nNUTES OF CAPE FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

Remarks by Revs. J. H. Hildreth, A. H. Porter. Public 
collection was taken up, amounting to $11, including sub- 
scription for Charity and Children. Report adopted. 

Rev. A. H, Porter read the 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

It is exceedingly important that our people have in their homes 
our denominational periodicals. These are necessary to the highest 
efficiency of our churches co-operation in work, and the growth of 
our cause is largely dependent upon the information secured through 
these periodicals. We, therefore, recommend the Biblical Recorder, 
the organ of the Baptist State Convention, as a paper in every way 
worthy of the patronage of our people; the N C. Baptist, Foreign 
Mission Journal, the Home Mission Fields, Charity and Children, 
and the Sunday-school series of Teachers' Quarterlies, papers, etc., 
lished by the Southern Baptist Convention. 

Respectfully submitted, A. H. Porter. 

Remarks by Revs. A. H. Porter and J. H. Hildreth. Re- 
port adopted. 

The committee to investigate Livingston Chapel letter, re- 
ports as follows : 

Your committee would respectfully submit, that the Association 
appoint three brethren to visit Livingston Chapel church and inves- 
tigate the matter in reg;ird to Bro. J. P. Lenuon. 

Respectfully submitted C. C. Gore, 

L. Sellers, 
B. D. Wescott, 
Committee. 

On motion the committee appointed to visit Livingston 
Chapel church is as follows: Breth. C. C. Gore, G. W. Hill, 
J. Z. Elkins. 

Bro. J. L. Wescott read the 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

To the successful preaching of the Gospel, a support for the 
preacher is necessary. The duty of supporting the preacher is a duty 
upon the church or churches to which he preaches This duty is 
made plain by the Lord, when He says : "He that preacheth the Gos- 
pel shall live of the Gospel." 



MINUTES OF CAPE FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

Therefore, resolved That the churches of this Association give 
their pastors a liberal support, that in the future they may give more 
talent and time to preach the Word. Respectfully submitted, 

COM3IITTEE. 

Report adopted. 

On motion the collection for to-morrow be given for Asso- 
ciational Missions. 

On motion all funds in the hands of Finance Committee be 
turned over to Rev. E. W. Wooten. 

Bro. W. J. Wescott read the 

EEPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

Your committee beg leave to report, that young men whom we 
have aided have gone to their fields of labor, and if there are others 
seeking our assistance, we recommend that this Association render 
them all the help it can. VVe are of the opinion that Wake Forest 
College is doing a great work for the denomination, and therefore it 
becomes us to give it all the support that is in our power. 

Respectfully submitted, 

VV. J. Wescott. 

Remarks by Revs. J. H. Hildreth and E. W. Wooten. Re- 
port adopted. 

On motion a collection be taken up to-night for Ministerial 

Education. 

On motion a letter of dismission be granted Cheerful Hope 
'church to join the Columbus Association. 

Moved that a vote of thanks be extended to Prof. D. M. 
Bain by this Association, for his proficient services in leading 
the vocal music while the Association was in session. Reso- 
lution adopted. 

A resolution of thanks was offered by Rev. M. P. White, as 
follows : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association be tendered 
to the brethren and sisters and community at large, for the 
hospitality extended during this session of the Association. 
Resolution adopted. 

On motion the Clerk be allowed $15 for his services. Ad- 
journed to meet to-night at 7 o'clock. 



12 MINUTES OF CAPE FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Night Session. 

Preaching by Rev. E. W. Wooten, after which a collection 
was taken up for Ministerial Education amounting to $2.81. 

On motion adjourned to meet at Western Prong church, 
Columbus county, N. C, Thursday before the 4th Sunday in 
October, 1894. 

A. H. Porter, E. W. Wooten, 

Clerk. Moderator. 

Sunday Morning Session". 

Sunday-school mass meeting conducted by Bro. B. D. Wes- 
cott. Remarks by Revs. A. H. Porter, and E. W. Wooten, 
after which Rev. J. H. Hildreth preached a very able sermon 
on the subject of "Giving." A collection was then taken up 
for Associational Missions, amounting to $15. 

Thus closed a pleasant and profitable session of the Cape 

Fear Association. 

A. H. Porter, 

Clerk. 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 



l^inetieth flnnual Session 



OF THE 



Cape peatt Baptist Association, 

HELD WITH THE 

WESTERN PRONG CHURCH, 

Columbus County, N- C. 

October 25th, 26tli, 27th and 28th, 1894. 



Next session to be held with the Church at Mount Sinai, Columbus County. N. 0. 
commencing Thursday before ttie fourth Sunday in October, 1896. 



REV. G. W. HILL, Moderator Eoka. N. C, 

D. H. COOK, Clerk Whiteville, N. C. 

ORAN LE.VNON Treasurer Elkton, N, C, 



Printed at 

the news book and job office 
whiteville, n c. 



OF THE 



flinetieth Annual Session 



OF THE 



Cape l^eat? Oaptist rlssoGiation, 

HELD WITH THE 

WESTERN PRONG CHURCH, 

Columbus County, fi- C. 

Oc^tober 25tli, 26tli, 27th and 28th, 1894. 



Next sessiiMi to he held with the Church at Mount Sinai, Columbus County, N. C- 
commencing Thursiliiy before the fourtli Sunday in October, 1895. 



REV. G. VV. HILL, Molekator Eoka, N. C, 

D. H. COl ]\,CLKitK Whiteville, N. C. 

ORAN LE.VNO.- Tbeasuueb Elktos,N. C. 



PRrMTEU AT 

THE NEWS BOOK AND JOB OFFICE 

WUITEVIILE. N C. 



JAST OF OIU)AlNED MJNTSTERS. 

G. W Hill.._ Eoka, N. U. 

L. Sellers Supply, N. C. 

K. li. Swain Supply, N. C. 

K. W. Wooten Wootens, N. C. 

¥. V. White Wilmington. N. C. 



EXECUTIYK COMMITTEE. 

K. W. WOOTEN^ (;. C. GORE, 

<J. W HILL. .LJ. LONG, 

ORAN LENNON, J. Q. ELKINS, 



Pt^OCEEDlHGS. 



WEfiTERN Prong Chueoh, j 

Columbus Couuty, N. C, October 25, 1894. ) 

THE Capp Fear Baptist Assoeiatiou met iu its ninetieth session witli 
this church. 
Iti the absence of rbe resubir appointee the introductory 
sermon was preadied by Eider G. W. Hill, from 1st (Jor., 2:2. 
lea'ling in prayer, at the close of w-hicli a»> iiiiermisNion of one-half 
hour was given. 

The delegates rlten asseml>led in ihe house ami the Association 
was called ro order I y reading the onl chapter of Collossians, prayer 
by Rev. S. H. Hihhvth. Elder Hill is elected clerk pro tern. On 
raoti(Mi, list ot churches called— mnjoriiv present. On motion Oran 
Lennon, H. B. Collier and J. W. Uarrelson weie appointed a Commit-* 
lee of Finance, and Rev. J. U. Hildreth mid D. H.Cook Reading 
Clerks. 

On motion letters called for read and received and the names of 
the delegates enrolled as follows: 



COLUMBUS COUNTY. 

Pleasant Plains — J. B. Harrelson, D. J. Jolly, C. C Gore, Kev. 
G. W. Hill. 

Cheerful Hope — Not represented. 

Benevolence — Brock Brown, E. B. Brown, J. Q. Smith. 
Mt. Sinai— Joshua Harrelson, E, H. Todd, L. M. White. 
Cedar Grove — N. J. Thompson, Isaac Tyler, W. Y. Tyler. 
Cherry Grove — E. Coleman, R. R. Buffkin, E. Strickland, Dis. 
Sweet Home— W. A. Ooleman, S. C Todd, W. E. Todd. 
Beulab Chape! — Not representod. 
G'l'n '^wimn — Not rem «'<c-'!' c I. 



MINUTES OF THE OAPE FEAR. 



Mr, Zion— S. Suigletarv, J. Q. Elkins, E. J. Euss. 

0<ik Grove S. H. SelleTs^ I. G. Hewett, G. B. Bewett. 

Palmyra — Joel Sasser, J. A. Powell, C. M. Suggs. 

Porter bwamp— P. T. Godwin, J. A. Gorlwin, IM. Hrtinn.ouds, Dis. 

V hite Vlarsh — N. Powell. James Bigh, Thomas Barefoot. 

Western Piong— P. Pajre. B. P.. Collier, D. W. Meares. 

Bogiie Clia; el — Charles Tedder 

BLADEN COUNTY 

Wooteiis Chapel— W. Collins. 

BRUNSWICK COUNTY. 

Livingston Chapel— N. G. Applewhite, Eld. J. P. Lemon, Dis. 

Lebanon — E. L. Ward, L W. Barrel^on, J. O. Grimes. 

Bethel — Bv letter 

Mt. Pls,r,t|,_0- B. S.^llers. Eoloron^ Rolden, O. P. Bolden. 

Soiithiiorr — Jolin L. We-tcott, S. M. Robins. 

Aniiorii — James SfatMand, F. P. Lennoii, J. H.Smith. 

Myrtle Branch — By letter 

Cajsotj's r,liHpel — Jiot represented. 

Goshen — Not re\>iesent*^d. 

Little Z"o!i — Not re|)resenfe(i. 

Town ('reek — Jiot ie|»resented. 

PENpER COUNTY. , 

Sharon — Not re|>resenre(). 

On motion, file Assoeiation [)roceeded to reorganize by eleeting 
Rev. G.W Hill Moderator; D H. Cook, Clerk; and O. Lennon, Treas^ 
U'er. invitations extended to visit irjg brethern, and tijose present are 
made welcome to se Its wi'h lis. A eornmiitee on religions exercises 
w;is ;t|>|)oiiir<'<1, (;oiisisring of the deacons of this (dinr3h «nd brother 
J. Q BIkins ;»nd Thoii.a-< Brretoot. 

On motion coinmi' ties were a|)pointed as follows: 

Ministerial Relief Fund— ^ Stanland, K.H Todd, Tosh'ta Harrelson. 

Periodicals— D/W Meares, R. R Bufkin, R*-v. J. U. HUdreth. 

FcMorial Support — O, Lennon, I. VV. Harrelson, J, Stanland. 

The Committee on re jgions exercises snbmit the following report. 
whicli was adopted. / ssoci.Uion to meet 9:30 A. M. ^ honr devotion- 
al excrcMxes tnetc.h at the stand at 11 o'ctlock A. M adjonrn at 12 M. 
reasseml>l.' at I P. M. preacfh at nic stand at 2:30 Pi M. Association 
adjourn at w;ll: Rev. T. J. Coi)b to jncuch to-morrow at 11 o'clock A. 
M. 

Adjf^nrn 'o meet at 9:30 A. iVL to-n)orrow. 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



SEOON^D DAY — morning skssion. 

Devotioiiijl (^XHr'Mses ettiidiiored (>y lifv, Joshua Harrelsoii, af er 
wliieli the ModtMMtor cilleil the Assotiarioii fo okUt. List of tiie 
clmrchesi cilleil, inajo'iry pivsiMii. Oil (oonon Biorher UoUiiis from 
WooteLs Chapel aiul TJrorher Gnmes iVoin LebrUHMi Ur rei^oynizcd as 
delefjares. 

Mimifes of yesterday reid, eurrected and reeieved. Letters called 
r«»r -ead and anproved. Iiiviratioii to vistina brerli'eii renewed, Rev. 
S. J. Porter ca<ue forward and was vvelitonied lo a seat. 

Tlie Assoc.i irion now snspen*!-^ farther Unsiness for pveae^iinjr i" 
the hoii-;e by Few T J Cold), who preaehed from Matthew 10:24. 

Ailjournert for one hour. 



>. SECOND DAY— EVENING SESSION. 

The A>iso(Mation ealled to order ity rea<lint;44th Psalm and siniiiiii:. 
Prayer by Elder Haynes Leniion, Lnrrnrs (railed for, read and ap- 
proved and deletiate-* etirolled. Inviration to visitiny bretliren renevv- 
ed- liev. J, A. Smirh and oth'^is c.ime forwani and were wel(!oined 
l<i seats, 

Uev. Joshna Uarrelson rea<l the 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL RELIEF FUND. 



Five sears ao;o the Baptist iStiite ('on vention appointed a hoard to recieve and ffis- 
burse fu (is for the relief of the aijed and dis:il)led ]5ar>titt ministers in the State. 

This tioard was first located in Wihninf^ton. a^ C , bu'. Durham bein^ a more cen- 
tial point it was moved there. Strange to say while this Doard represents a most worthy 
cause and one which especially concerns the j.iastors, but tew of them seem to take much 
interest in it, and fewer still has e 'wrought ti (; matter properly before their chnches. 

We, your coniraittee believe that a areat part of the religious liherty and privileges 
that we now enjoy are due to the f-iitht'ul lal)ors of those aged and disabled ministers. 
Hence, we, you^ Committee, beseech, and earnestly pray, that every preacher in the 
hounds of this Association take at least one public collection at each church where they 
preach as pastor, during the Assoeiational year and forward the samt- to W. V.. Lyre, si c- 
vetary •>( 15 'ard. or the Treasurer of this Ass iciation. "In as much as ye have done it un- 
to one o|' the le;ist <)t Ihese my brethren \e have (lnne it nntn me." sayotn Chi'ist. 

Ptcspcctfuiiy Submitted, 

floMMiTl'LK, 



Remarks by Rhv. ,I. (I. Ilildreth, and r(,'|iort iaid on the talde un- 
til to morrow. 

R«'V. J. H. Hildreth read the 



6 MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAE 



REPORT ON PERTOUIOALS. 

[t is impossible to o^•er estimate the value of the relijjiou.s press. It is an 
efiective means oi educatmc; ihe people, mentally, morally, and spiritually. 
It seems to unite the people in doctrme and feeling. It imparts informatimi as to 
the progress of our Master's kingdom in all parts of the world; it ot only tells what has 
been done, but how it haf bfen done, and thereby stimulates those who read to new 
and mere active and earnest efforts to promote the cause of piety. All these good ends 
have been subserved l^y our State organ (the Bililical Recorder) which has been a great 
educator and spiritual blessn)g to the Baptists of North Carolina. The .^ orth Carolina 
Baptist, a jDaper aow being published in Fayettville, N. C , is also doing a great work 
for our Master's kingdom in this State, it is also a great educator; hence we recommend 
it to our Association as being worthy of our patronage. We beli-ve it ranks next lo the 
Biblical Recoroer as a dennminatinnal paper. The Recorder is one of the best collecting 
agencies the Baptists have ever had in tVe Held for the support of all our enterprises of 
benevolence, and we earnestly commend it to the confidence and support of tne Baptists 
in our State as worthy of their patronage and we beseech every preacher in this Associ- 
ati -n to urge upon his congregation the importacce and necessity of taking ^nd reading 
t lie Recorder, and also the North Carolina Baptist. We also red mmend Charity and 
Children, the organ of our orphanage, and The Home Field, the organ of Home Missions 
at Atlanta, (ja , and the Foreigh Mission Journal, the (jrgan of the Foreign missions, 
Richmond, Va. Bui as the Recorder is, and has been the organ ot the Missionary Bap- 
tists of North Carolina for more than half a century, we n-ould recommend it to a 
first place in rur periorhcals^ 

(Committee. 

On iDivtioii the teport is atlopred. 

KiPin iiks by T. 8 Vhnnoty. O. Leniion ,\ud Rev. J. A. Smith. 
On niDtion tnir Iut cun-^iderar ion on i>t'i ioilicals l)e <!et;iined nntill 
ro moiiow 

Hev G. W. till! itHd tl.*^ 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO VISIT LIVINGSTON CHAPEL CHURCH. 

Your Committee at the last session of this Association to visit Livingston (Chapel 
Church would respectfully report, that after consideration we have declined to visit sud 
church, as we consider ourselves ineligible, from the fact we were a part of the Exe- 
cutive Committee of tne .Association, and als > of the Suli Committee appoin^eil to investi- 
gate the reports in c rculation at New Lite (.Church, Brunswick countv. N. <3 , in regard 
to Bi"ther J. P Lennon, and as there ivas but one niinister in said Committee, we Jcit 
a delicacy in proceeding further, and were not willing to assume the reiiponsibility. 

Your (Jomivttee would, however, after serious and prayerful consideration of the 
matter, most respec'-fuilv suggest that this body laku m further acfion in the premises, 
and drop the matter; imt should the church be dissatisfied with this dispo.siti"n of the 
matter, if they "ill caM a cmipetent presbytery, the Executive (.'ommittee will no doubt 
explain the grounds of their action. 

Rev. G. W. Hii.l. 

.1. Q. Ei.KtNs. 

t'omniittee. 

On flint icii tliH ciise be (lroi>p( <l Ity /lie A-.-^oeinf ion. Report t.doprH'' 
Orderfd t he chnrelie^; of Porter Svvnnit, Livinysrnn (3hapel and 

("berry Grovn lie yi unfed letteis rtf di-;niission to join the Colnmbn*-' 

Assocjution. 

On motion tin- h)cntioii of the next .sM.^.sjon of tbj.s body be tuken 



BAPTIST ASSOCrATTON. 



H|> to-morrow nf 10 o'ftlock A. M. 

On II o'iod the fdiowins comraitrees were ap! oiiircd. 

On Order of Business— ,J. Q. Elkiiis, D. H. Cook, Kev. .1. H. Hil- 
(Iretli. 

On Temperance— FMev E. W. Women. D. H.Oook. VV, J. (Jolliiio, 
E. J.Kuss. 

Baptist Orphanage — T. J. U(>l»b, Oian Lennon, E. L. Witi<l. 

On Missions — Rev. (J. Dnr ^im, Tlios. Bui'^toor, P. Payv. 

On Ministerial Education— G. V . JoiievS, Rev. S. J. Portei', J. A. 
StniMi 

On Ministerial Examination— }ii'\-s. E. V\ . Voo;e!i, J. B. Hildietli. 
T. J. Oobh. 

To Select Correspnitdence — I. VV. H 'inelsou, A. MoKiiiiioii, Revs. 
E. W. Wooren, S. J. Porter. 

(jorresj)oii(liiig' delegates were selected as tollovvs: 

To (Columbus Association — H. B. Oolhei'. P. Pag*-. 

To Blafien Asso-iarion— D. VV. .»leares, J. R. Singlerarv. 

To Brunswick Association — Revs, J. H. Hildreth, E. VV. VVooten. 
J. L. VVesct»tt. 

To Waccainaw Associaiioii — Rev. ,1. H. Hiidictli, E. VV. VVooten, 
Edward To'id. 

To Robeson AssocMarion — Rev. Q. W. Hill, J. J. L(Mig. 

To Baptist, State < 'onvention — Revs. G. W. Rdl, E, VV. VVooten, J. 
H. Hildreth. J. Q. Elkins, Oran Lennon 

To tioutliera Baptist Convi ntion — Rev. E. VV. VVooten. 

On motion the delegates of c »rresi><»n(lence to the Brninswick As- 
sociation l)e instructed to urge the chtiches of taat I'oil.v to unite with 
and help to build up and improve tiie old (Jape Fear Association. 

On motion adjonirie*! until to inoriow. Prayer Ity Rev. Haynes 
Lennon. 

THIRD DAY— MOKNING SESSION. 

Devotiounl exercises conducted i)y the Moderator after which the 
Association was calle<l to order and declared ready for business; lisr, 
ot chnr(;he> called; majority present; ndiiates read and approved; an 
invitation U\ visiting brethren reuew<*d; Rev. 0. Durham of Raleigh 
and Bro. John Dncket of Lumberton and Rev. Mr Tuttle came for- 
ward and weie made wehtome. 

On m(>tion t'le locfation ofthet next Session of the Association was 
taken up and nurtnimonsly given to Mt. Sinai Church Columl)ns county 
N. C, beginning Thursday before the fourtli Sunday in October, 1895, 
11 c'l-lock A. M- Elder JE. VV. Wooten to prea(;li the introdnctoiy 
seimon. Elder G. W. Hill alfernaie. 

Letters called for, read anti a|)proved an<l the delegates enrolled. 

Rejiort on Ministerial Relief Fund taken from tal'le and reread. 

Remarks bv Elder E. VV. VVooten, after which a collection was 
taken up amounting to $2.67. 

Report adoi>ted. 



MINUTES OF THE f!APE FEAR 



In the interest of the business of the Association i)renchiiiK is rtis-* 
peused with until after noon. 
R V. C. Duriiam read the 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The Baptist State Convention has sa'd that State Missions include all practical ef- 
forts to give tlie gospel to the destitute sections and neighborhoods in North Carolina. 
This 3'ear there are 92 Missionaries i^reachingat more than 300 destitute places. Among 
them are s 'roe of the most successful and consecrated Baptist preachers in the State, 
They have been greatly blessed this year. Many new churches have been organized, 
and man3' new houses of worship built. 

This work should be presented to each and every church in the Association durmg 
next month, and the largest possible collection for tliis work secured. 

It is hoped that the churches will enable the board to go to the Convention this 
year free of debt. Brethren of Cape Fear Association, come up earnestly to the aid of 
this work. Respecttully, Committee. 

Adjourned for one hour 

Remarks by Revs C. Durham, S. T. P(uter and J. Q. Hildreth. 

Report adopted. 

Elder B. \V. VVooren read the 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EXAMINATION. 

Your Committee to examine applicants for ordination to the ministry would re- 
spectfully submit, 

That Br>)ther Joshua Harrels (U was before thi-; Committee and after a verv careful 
examination would state that we cheerfully recommend liro. flarrelson to his church 
for ordination, Respectfully Submitted, 

Committee. 
Report adopted. 

THIRD DAY — EVENING SESSION. 

Association called to order by tlie Moderator, Rev. J, tl. Hildreth 
leading in prnyer. 

Ordered fhatthe Executive Coramirtee of l.tst year— B. W. W/ooien, 
G. W. Hill, C. C. Gore, J. J.'Lonjj, J. Q. Elkins, Oran Lennon- be 
continued. 

Rev. J. H. Hildreth read the 

REPORT ON PASTORS SUPPORT. 

We vour Committee look upon preachers as God's seivants, called and set apart by 
the Holy spirit, for spiritual leaders and tencbers. We believe that the preachers should 
not only give his heart but his entire time to studj^ teaching the Scriptures and preach- 
ing the everlasting Gospel, that he may be able to rightly divine the words of eternal 
life, giving each his portion in due season. 

To do this we Know they must be supported, bence we, your Committee, beg leave 
to urge the churches in th"s Association to look after their pastor's temporal needs, that 
they may be able to give their whole time to prayer and study, and thereby be enabled 
to edify and build up the ctiurches 

We further believe the finance of the church belongs to the Deacons, hence we urge 
upon ever}' Deacon in this Association tobediligent in collecting and p lying their pastors. 

Committee 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. J> 



Rem^trks l>y Rev. J. H- tlildretli. 

Report. a<l(»|)r.e(l. 

Rev. S.J. Porter read the 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUOATION. 

One of the primary objects of die ISaptist Htato Convention is to provide for the 
more thorough traiuing of our ministry. \Vith this end in view.Wal5e Forest College was 
established by the Baptists of our Siate, to whom it belongs. 

From this colle'^e have gone out men wh i are to-ilav laboring in (jur various mis- 
cion fields, besides those who are doing the Lords work in almost every State m our 
country and everj' county in our .State. 

Located at Wake Forest is the Ministerial Board of Education, which aids young men 
who are poor, but wor;;hy and pious, in preparing themselves to preach the Gospel of 
Christ. There are now a.t the College thirty-seven young preachers who are receiving 
aid from this board. Other young men' called of God to preach, are applyin<r to the 
Boa'd for assistance, but in vain. becau?e the Board is already in debt, and can act only 
as the Baptists of the State enable them to do so by their contributions. Brethren 
of ihe (^ipe Fear Association, help the dear young preachers in their s*^ruggles t(.) pre- 
pare themselves for preaching the good news of salvation 

Respectfully submitteu, Commtttek. 

Remarks by Revs. S. J. Porter, J. H. Hildrt^th aii<i Br<», Ducket. 
Repurt aclo|>tecl. 

After winch a (tollectioii was taken np. amoiinriiiy to $2.50, for 
Ministerial E'L CriMoii. 

Elder E. W. Wooten read tue 

REPORT OF ELDER G. W. HILL. 

Deak Brethren: 

By the request of the Executive tjomniittee, I have visited a portion of the churches 
in our Association as a Missionary, it was my intention to visit all the churches, but 
owing to circumstances I coulcl not control I was not able to do so. T visitjd all the 
churches i i Brunswick county belonging to (jur Assoeiati n except Town Creek, which 
by an over sight in making out the list of ap])nintments was overlooked, also some of the 
churches in Columims county, during which time I spent sixeeen days and recieved $3.15. 
I found the chu.ches generally in as good condition as could be expected under the cir- 
cumstances, but there is room for great imurovement in their spiritual condition and 
hope that some plan may be inaugurated to acconiplish so desirable a result. 

Yours Fraternally. G. W. HiLi, 

REPORT ON THE ORPAANAGE. 

About ten years ago the Baptists of IS^irth Canilina thought th ; time harl come lor 
them to organize some plan for careing for the orplians of toe Stite, 

Alter prayerful deliberation they decided to establish an Orphanage at 'I'homasville, 
N, C, which has been of great usefulness ti the homeless children in North (Carolina. 
There are now 127 children at the Orphahage. Your (Committee suggest that the 
churches rf the (lape Fear Association take up regular collections for their support, and 
the pastors explain the olijects of said collections. 

, And further that the matter be brought before the Sunday Schools, and enlist the 
sympathies of the children. We think this might be succc-^sfnlly dcme bv the parenis 



10 



MINUTES OF THE GAPE FEAK 



subfc-cribine for "Chanty and Ghildrea" aud get them to read the same, remembering 
when we gire one dollar for "Unanty and (Jhddren," we are giving that to suppoit the 
Orphans." Respectfully Submitted, 

OoMMIl'TEE. 

Report adopted. 

D. H. Cook lend tlie 

REPORT ON ORDER OF BUf^INESS FOR TO-MORROW. 

Yoiii' (-ominirtee on Oi'der of Business submit rtin foliowi^iir lepoit: 
Sunday Scliool muss menring' tosn otrow moitiin^ ;ir 9:lMi o'clock, i-oii- 
dncred hy Elder E. W. Wooten, nditressed by Dr. ,1. F. Hariel. J. Q. 
?]ilviris and I. W. Hsirielson. PrHHcliinjr ;ir 11 o'elrck in linuse, by 
Eev J. e. Rddrerl . Respe irCnlly. 

Committee 

Re!>orr adopted. 

Elder E. W. Wooten re^d tlie 

REPORT OF EXEn^TlVE COMMITTEE OF THE CAPF. FEAE ASSOCI- 
ATION. 

Dear Brethren: We met shortly after the last session and organized. We took the 
cause of Christ and the welfare cf the churcies int'i consideration, and with the nn-^ans 
and piospects before us, did the best %ve could. We authorized the Treasurer to deliver 
the note "held agains*-. Brother S J. Porter, which had been paid to him, agreeable to the 
order of the last Associatidu. 

We employed Klders E. W. Wooten and G. W. Hill in the close ot the Assocj- 
ational year, to perform some raissionar}' work in our bounds, whose report accompanies 
this. We would respectfully recommend that this association endorse Rev. J. H. 
Hildreth as an evangelist in the bounds of this Association. 

Respectfully submitted, G. W. Kit.t, Chairman, 

Report adopted. 

Elder E. W. Wooten rerid his 

REPORT TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE CAPE FF.AR ASSOCI- 
ATION. 



Dear Brethrn; By your directions T, during the year, spent nine days in the service of 
iho Board, preached fourteen times, baptized nine, assisted m the ordination of two 
deacons. T havo. hrethern, done a considerable amount of work not included in this 
report, in visiting churches, adYising with ^ame etc. 

[ would most caiuestly urge upon the Committee the importance of advising the 
.\ssociation to engage the services of a com]ietent and faithful minister to labor in the 
l">ourids of the Association durine the vear. 

Amount collected for the Orphanage, 68cts. 
Amount collected for Foreign Missions, $1.21 

Respectfully submitted, ■ E. W. Wooten. 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



11 



Rppoil. ri(lo[)ted. 

On iiiotiioii rlie Ti-ensurer be onlererl "^o |>ny Elders G. W. Hill unci 
E. W. VVooten for their Misslotiiiry work done in t'le Associiitiou iionnds 
diinnjj rhe year. 

On iDotioii fi)t- Treasnr<M' lie anrhorized to forward the rirnniuUs of 
niones' sent np l»y tlie ehnrciies to rlieir diiTrrenr |»l;i','es. 

Oidered tlmt the collecrion on i(«-inoi'rovv i e for Association funds. 

The Olerk o: the r^ ssociation inserted rhe 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE, 

There is a beauty in temperance like that which is portrayed in virtue and in 
truth, Teniperance is a virtue withnit pride and fortune, "without envv; fi'r temperance, 
when effectually reahzed, is full of lovehness and joy. It is the best j^uardian "f ynu^h 
and support of old ase; physician of the soul as well as liody. And we must earnestly 
uige the pastors of the churcbes otthis Association to lay the soul and life sivin^j; muster 
of temperance bsfore their coni^re'iiatiiMi and press the claims of temperance upor. them 
in every form, and show them the immmliate necessity of practicing the same, for when 
temperance becomes the watch-wora of the day, and iiracticed by both (^hnroh and State, 
then will relioion assert her mild and cjentle sway, and peace plant her olive wreath in 
every natii)n. and the tine priuciplfs ot Temper^mce will bloom in every comniunitv, and 
make the church ami nation r'^joico more than K len udadness and new people and new 
churches will surround us, for the evil pr ictice or intemperance will be on the blotted- 
pages of the past. ResiH;ctfuHy, 

The Oointnifti^ of Finainie si|i>iiiic Mie foUovVMiii reoort. Below is ;i 
coi'i'e(;t srafeiueut of all monies siMit uj) by tiie ciiUKdies of the Asscxda- 
rioii for rhe diffeieiir obifcts ol tiie same. 

Feport adooted by Ex. Com. 



For State Missions ,fl.67 

For Foreign Missions 2.77 

For Home .Missions 4.41 

For Ministerial l'>lucation 49 

For Orpb.uiage 4.45 



Total. 



Respectl'nlly, 



For Ministerial Relief Fund. 

For Minute Fund 

For Association Missions 

For Sunday Schools 



: 1 . 70 

75 
63 



$29.89 

Committee. 



A resolurioii of tiianks was olferei) by liev. J. H. fiildrerli as ttd- 
lows: 

Resolved, That the thinks of ihis body are due and are hereby tendered to tiiis 
Church and neighburhood fir th"ir unnoumied hospitality in provuliuL;- for this Associa- 
tion. 

Eesolntion ado|)t(-'(l. 

REPORT OF THE TREASURER. 



Oran L^ 



lennoij. 



Tr 



(vasurer o 



f th'j f 'ape Fear Association in account withsnd Association. 



12 MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAK 



To amount received trom Association $75 90 

By amount Foreign Mission $10 18 

By amount Home Missions 7 50 

By amount Ministerial Education 4 70 

By amount Ministerial Relief Fund 7 3(j 

By amount Orphanage 7 39 

By amount Minute Fund 10 69 ^ 

Bv amount Mailing ... 10 



Total $47 92 



47 92 



Nov. 23, IS93, to balance on hand $27 98 

To amounts from Mt. Zion church ., 3 13 

Report adopted by Executive Committee. 

Respectfully. Committee. 

Ordered that the Clerk l)e i>nid $10.00 foi- his services. 

On motion all unfinished buNiness he rnrned over to the Exeentive 
Committee. 

Adjourned to meet at \It. Sinai church, Colnmlius county, N. C, 
Thursday itefore the 4rh Sunday in October, 1895, 11 a. m. Prayer 
by Kev. G. W. Hill. Singing, "Blest Bh the Tie Tliat Biii<ls." 

Kev. G. VV. Hill, Moderator. 

D, H. Cook, Clerk. 



SUNDAY MORNING-. 

Sunday school mass meetinj; conducted i>y Elder E. VV. Woolen. 
Addresses by Dr. J. F. Barrel, J. Q Elkitis and I. VV Harrelson. 

Preach inij by Rhv. J. H.Hihlreth irom Acts, 20:35. afrei- which a 
collection was taken up tor Association lumls, amounting to $0-33. 

This ciosfil a pleasant and profitable session of the Cape Fear 
Association. 

D. H, COOK, Clerk 



ByVPTlrtT AssrxuA'riON. 



Remarks by Hev. J, H. fiildretli. 

Beporr, adopted. 

Rev. S.J. Porti^r read the 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUOATION. 

One of the primary objects of the lUptist State ("onventiori is to provide for tiio 
move thorough traiuino- of our ministry. With this eml in view. Wake Forest College was 
established by the Baptists of our Siate, to whom it lielongs. 

From this colie^e have gone out men \vh ) are to-day laboring in oar various mis- 
aon fields, besides those who are doing the Lords wc.irk in almost every State m our 
country and ever}' county in our State. 

Located at Wake Forest is the Ministerial Board of Education, which aids young men 
who are poor, b\it wor:;hy and pious, in preparing themselves to preach the Gospel of 
Christ. There are now at the College thirty-seven young preachers who are receiving 
aid from this board. Other young men' called of God tn preach, are applying to the 
Board for assistance, but in vain, becau?e the Board is already in debt, and can act onl}' 
as the Baptists of the State enable them to do so by their contributions. Brethren 
of I he ("ape Fear Association, help the dear young preachers in their struggles to ])re- 
pare themselves for preaching the good news of salvation 

Respectfully submitted, Commtttke. 

Remarks l»y Revs. S. J. Porfer, ,1. H. Hildttirh atid Br<>. Dncket . 
Report arloptf^d. 

After which a eollection was taken up. amoiinrinji to $2.50, foi 
Ministerial E'lieatiou. 

El<ler E. W. Wooten read tne 

REPORT OF ELDER Gc. W. HILL. 

Dear Brethren; 

By the request of the. Executive Oomniittee, T have visited a portion of the churches 
in our Association as a Missitniary . It was my intention to visit all the churches, but 
owing to circumstances I could not control I was not able to do so. T visitod all the 
churches i i Brunswick county belonging to our Associati n except Town Creek, whicth 
by an over sight in making out the list of apjxiintments was overlooked, also some of the 
churches in Columbus count}', during which time I spent sixeeen days and recieved $3.15. 
I found the chuiciies generally in as good condition as could be expected under the cir- 
cumstances, but there is room for great imnrovement in their spiritual condition and 
hope that .some ]:>lan may be inaugurated to accomplish so desirable a result. 

Yours Fraternally. G. W. HiLi. 

REPORT ON THE ORPAANAGE. 

About ten years ago the Baptists of North Carolina thought th 5 time had come lor 
them to organize some plan for careing for the orplrans of tne St»te. 

Aiter prayerful deliberation they decidei! to establish an Orphanage at Thoniasville, 
N.. C, which has been of great usefulness t.-> the homeless children in North Carolina. 
There are now 127 children at the Orphahage. Your Committee suggest that the 
churches rf the (iJape Fear Association take up regular collections for their support, and 
the pastors explain the objects of said collections. 

And further that the matter be brought before the Sunday Schools, and enlist the 
sympathies of the children. We think this might be successfully done by the parents 



10 MINUTES OF THE CAPE FEAR 



subscribiiis: for "Chanty and Children" and get them to read the same, remembering 
when we give one dollar for "Cnarity and Children," we are giving that to suppoit the 
Orphans." Respectfully Submitted, 

COMMII'TEE. 

Re\>oit adopted. 

D. H. Cook read tlie 

EEPORT ON ORDER OF BUSJINESS FOR TO -MORROW. 

Your C/ominittee on Older ot Business snbmif the foliowi^y leixvtt: 
Sunday Seliool mass tijeeriny fdNn.ntrow inmnin^' ar 9:30 o'clMck. fon- 
diuited l\v Elder E. \V. Wnoien, addressed by Dr. J, F. Harrel, J. Q. 
Elkiris and I. W. Harrels(Mi. Preattliiiiu' ^"^ H <)'<^1'^ck in house, by 
Rev J. H.Hddret!. Ilespe-.rfnily. 

Committee 

Rer'orr adopted. 

Elfler E. W. Wooteti re?id the 

REPORT OF EXECTTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE CAPE FEAR ASSOCI- 
ATION. 

Dear Brethren: We met shortly alter the last session and oriiauiz^'d. We took the 
cause of Christ and the welfare of tlie churcaes into consideration, and with the rreaps 
and piospects bef ire us, did the bast ive could. We authorized the 'I'reasnrer to deliver 
the note held against Brother 8 .J. Porter, which had beon paid to him, agreeable to the 
ijrder of the last Association. 

We employed Klders E. W. Wooten and G. W. Hill in tiio close of the Associ- 
ationa' year, to perform some missionary work in our bounds, whose report accompanies 
this. \Ve would respectfully recommend that this association endorse Rev. J. H. 
Hildreth as an evangelist in the bounds of tln.s Associatimi. 

Respectfully submitted, (i. \V. Hir.i. Chairman, 

Report adopted. 

Elder E. W. Wuoren read his 

REPORT TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE CAPE FKAR ASSOCI- 
ATION. 

Dear Brethni; By your directions I, during the year, spent nine days in the service of 
the Board, preached fourteen times, baptized nine, assisted in the ordination of two 
deacons. T havo. oretliern, done a considerable amount of work not included in this 
report, in visiting churches, advising with >ame etc. 

r would most earnestly urge upon the Committee the importance of advi.sing the 
.-Vssociatio.i to engage the services of a. competent and faithful minister to labor in the 
lioundsof the .Association durine the vear. 

.Aniount collected for the Orphanage, 65cts. 
Amount collected for Foreign Missions. $1.21 

Respectfully submitted, E. "W. Wootkn. 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



11 



Report, ri(lo[)te(l. 

On motion the Treasurer he ordere*! *^o p^y Klrters G. W. Hill and 
E. VV. Wooten for their Missionary work done in tbe Association (tonnds 
diirini; the year. 

On motion tiie Treasurer he antliorized to forward the amounts of 
raonev !*ent np i)y rlie {'Iiurcltes td rheii' different pla'-es. 

Oidered that rhe eoHer-tion on lo-inorrow i e for As8o(Mation funds. 

The Olerk oi the i^ sso('iatioii inserted rhe 

REPORT ON TEMPKRANCE. 

There is a beauty in temperance like that which is porirayed in virtue and in 
truth, 'i^'empe ranee is a vh-tue \vit.h')ut pride and fortune, 'without envv; tV-r temperance, 
when effectually realized, is full of loveliness and joy. It is the hest guardian '>f you*h 
and support of old ase; physician of the soul as well as hodjr. And we must earnestly 
uiu'« the pastors of the churches otthis Association to lay the soul and life sivin.o; matter 
of teiiijierance before their congreii;atiou and press the claims of temperance upor,. them 
in every form, and show them the immeiliate necessity of praGticins; thf^'same. for when 
temperance becomes the watch-wora of the day, and practiced by hoth Church ana State, 
then will religion assert her mild and o;entlo sway, and peace plant her olive wreath in 
every nation, and the ti ue princii.ilc-s o^ 'I'emperance will bloom in everv community, and 
make the church ami nation rcj^'ico more than Kden 'gladness and new peo|)le and new 
churches will surround us, for the evil pr ictiee or intemperance will be on the blotted 
pages of the past. Resr-ectfuUy, 

The Oomaiitte of Finaiii-e s>iiMnic the foliowiiiii report. Below is a 
correct sraremeiit of all inonje's sear ap hy rhe chtii(dies of thn Associa- 
tion for rile difieieiit ohjei-ts ot tiie same. 

Fepoit adoiited hv Ex. Corn. 



For State Missions : $1.67 

For Poreign Misbiions 2.77 

For Home Missions 4.41 

For Mitdsterial Education 



49 

For Orphanage 4.4c 



For Ministerial Reliel Fund. 

For Minute Fund 

For Association Missions 

For Sunda}' Schools 



.f3.C2 

11.70 

75 

63 



Total $29.89 

Respectfully. UoMiirrTEE. 



A resolntioii of thanks was oliered hy tiev. J. H. tlildrerh as tu\- 
lovvs: 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are clue and are hereby tendered to this 
Church and neighborhood for th"ir uni).)nnde'l hospitality in providing for this Associa- 
tion, 

RevSolntion adopted. 

REPORT OF THE TREASURER. 



Oran fjennou, Treasurer of the Cape Fear Association in afnount with sa'd Assoc'ati 



on. 



IL' MliNlITES uy THE (lAl^E FEAll 



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To amuiint received trom Association $75 90 

By amount Foreign Mission $10 18 

By amount Home Missions 7 50 

By amount Ministerial Education 4 70 

By amount Ministerial Relief Fund 7 3ti 

Bj' amount Orphanage 7 39 

By amount Minute Fund 10 69 

By amnunt Mailing .... 10 



Total $47 92 



47 92 



Nov. 23, rS93, to balance on hand $27 98 

To amounts from Mt. Zion church 3 13 

Report adopted by FiXecutive Committee. ' 

Respecttully, Committek. 

Ordered that the ClerR he )»aifl $10.00 tor his services. 

On motion all unfinished business he turned over to the Executive 
Committee. 

Adjourned to meet at Mt. Sinai church, Columbus county, N. C, 
Thursday tielore the 4rh Sunday in October, 1895. 11 a, m. Pniyer 
by Kev. G. VV. Hill. Sinsiny, "Blest Be the Tie Tliat Binds." 

Rev. G, W. Hill, Moderiifor. 

D, H. Cook, Clerk. 



SUNDAY MORNING. ' 

Sunday school mass meeting conducted l>y Elder E. W. Woolen. 
Address«^s\v Dr. J. F, Barrel, J. Q Elkins atxl I. VV Hiirrelson. 

Preach iuii by R»"V. J. H.Hddreth riom Acts, 20:35. atrer whiiih a 
collectrion was taken up tor Association funds, amounting to $0-33. 

Tins closed a pleasant and profitable session of tlie Cape Fear 
Association. 

D. H. Cook, Clerk 



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JWlHOTES 



OF THE 



HINHTY-FIRST AflfiOAU SESSIOIM 



OF THE 



CAPE FEAl^ 

Baptist = Associatioh, 



HELD WITH 



The Chufeh at Shallottc, Bfunsouiek County, N. C, 
OetobcP 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th, 1895 



TLe next session of this Association will be held with the Church at Mt. Sinai, 
Is. C, beginning Thursday before the fourth Sunday in October, 18{)G. 



PUIS TED AT 

. The News Book and Job OFfiCE, 

WHITETILLE, N. C. 



f , i 



IWIHUTES 



OF THE 



NINETV^FIRST flNNUflli SESSION 



OF THE 



CAPE PBRt^ 



APTIST = AsSOCIflTIOH, 



HELD WITH 



The Chupeh at Shallotte, Bfunsciiiek County, H- C, 
Oetober 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th, 1895. 



Tijc next acasJon of tliis Associatinn will be heM with t'.ie (/hurch at Mt. Sinai, 
ISI. C, bejfinninc Thursday hctnre the fourth Sunday in Octoher, 1896, 



PlllNTi-U AT 

The Kews Uook and Job Office, 
whitev ille. js . c. 



OFFICERS i^iN'D TIlEIl, 1 OSi OFFICES. 

A. C. Meares, Moderator La.abash, N. C. 

Iffaac JeiireUe, .If. Clerk, Iredell, N. 'J. 

1), H CouK, Treasurer Whiteville, A'. O. 

ORDAINEJ) MIMSTEES AKL> THEIR POSTOFKiCES. 

E. L. Swain Sliallotte, N, C. 

D. L. Hewett Shall- itte, JM. C. 

J. A Mints Shalioite, N C. 

C. Milliken Ash, M. C. 

N. Milliken A h, N. (.;, 

A. A, Eiiwards Winnabow, N.C. 

M P. White Phoenix, N.C. 

J H Long , Excelbiur, N . C. 

J. VV. 7 harp Iredell, N. C. 

Joseph Bennett Iietleli, N. C 

E. VV. Wooten , ,. Wootens, N.C 

Joshua Harrelson Clarendon, N. G 

C.P.BnllocK Hadd<ck,N.(^. 

.\. G. Stocks Bng Fi:i. N.i . 

J. H. Hildreth Wilnnn^itnn, N C 

W. S.Ballard Soutbport. N. C 

EXECUTIVE BOARD AND THEIR POSTOFFICES 

E. \V. Wooten Woolens, N C 

J. A. Mints Shallutte. N C 

A.C. Meares Calabash, N C 

F. P. Tiennon Supj)ly, N C 

Thomas Barefoot Hailsburo, N C. 



pI^JCEEDlNGS. 



The Cape Fear Baptist Association met in its niuety-first annual session 
with the Baptist church at Shallotte, Bruaswick count}^, ]S". C, October 
2 c, 1895. The iatroducl^ory sermon was preached by Rev. E. \V. Wooten. 
'. ext, "Go stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of 
this life." Recess for hiteen minutes, after which the delegates assembled 
in the house. 

The Moderator cil'.id the Astoiiitiou to order by singing hymn, 
'• The pity of the Lord." Prayer, Rev. W, S. Ballard leading. List of 
churches called, a majority being present. The Moderator announced 
the Association ready for business. Brethren ( '. C. Gore, A. C. Meares 
and Isaac .Viilliken were appointed Finance Committee and Brethren L. M. 
Todd and D H Cook, reading clerks. Letters called for, read, received and 
names of delegates enrolled as follows: 

BRUNSWICK COUNTY. 

Antioch — Joseph Stanland. 

Bethel— B. D. Wescott. 

Beulah— B. T. Gore and S, P. Bennett. 

Camp Branch — S. K. Little and N. Little. 

Chapel Hill — S. J. tStanly and Samuel Danford. 

Friendship — A. C. Meares, A. P. Thomas and J. M. Long. 

Goshen Chapel — J. J. Hawes. 

Lebanon — L W. Harrelson, E. L. Ward and I. T. Robbins. 

Little Zion — Not represented. 

Ijong Branch — A. K. McKeithan and John Jenrette. 

Lovely Springs — J. D. Swain and T. J. Mercer. 

Mill Creek— D. P. Robbins and C. W. Walton. 

Mt. Pisgah— J. Sellers, W. R. Sellers and G. W. Holden. 

Mirtle 13 ranch — IJeprosented by letter. 

New Britain — A. G. Milbken and R. C. Inman. 

New Life — L. L. Bennett. 

Oak Grove — Represented by letter. 

Prospect — 0. T. Simmons and A. T. Clemmous. 

Shallotte — Love Brown and E. B Hewett. 

Shiloh — T. A. Coleman. 

Soldier Bay— L. M. Todd, V. Smith and J. P. Rhodes. 

Southport — J. L. Wescott and G. Burris. 

Town Creek — Not represented. 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Wooten's Chapel — Represented by letter. 

COLUMBUS COUNTY'. 

Beulah Chapel — Not represented. 



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Beiievoleiice— ISiot represented. 

Bogue rhapel — Thomas Barefoot and J. T. Barefoot. 

Cedar Gi'ove — Not represented. 

Cheerful Hope — Not represented. 

(iuni !S\vanip — Not represented. 

Magnolia — Not represented. 

Mt. kSmai— u ). Bonuni, 1'. B, Boiiuni and x. II. Powell. 

Mt. Zion — A\ii> Baldwin. 

Pahnyja^ — -I. 1. Powell. 

Pleasant Plai... — James Jolly, N- S. Jolly and C. ( ". (iore. 

PolyBiidge — W. McKeithan. ", 

8weet Lome — Not represented. 

Western Proug — Gran Lennon anil D. W . ^leares. 

White Marsh — uepresented by letter. 

The Association tlien proceeded to organize with the folloudng results: 
A C. Meares, .moderator; Isaac J curette, Jr., Clerk; D. H. «Jook, Treas- 
urer. An invitation was then exteaied to visiting brethren and corres- 
ponding messengers when liev. A. vv . Carter was annoaaced from the 
Waccamaw xVssociation and made welcome. Invitation to churches wish- 
ing to connect witn this Association, when the chnrch at Jenies Branch 
came forward witii a petitionary letter asking for admittance. After in- 
((uiring of her orthodoxy, on motion was received aud names of delegates 
enrolled as follows: PI. o. iiobeson and A. b\ Hewett. _ The church at 
Silent Grove ,ji-ej-iated a lette r ox dis aiissioa fi\n n cne Waccauiaw Ass o- 
cuition ask inglulniissio a m IhTs Associati on "and ou motion was__reL;£ived 
and names of d.tegates enrolled as follows: '^. E. "Kobilisoa and C. G. 
Robinson. 

The Moderator announced the following ctnnmittee on Keligious Exer- 
cises: Thomas Barefoot, -•. L ^^escottand 11 M Hewett. Gn Vigilance — 
B E Hewett, J F Summersttt and R R M ill i ken. 

Gn motion it was ordered that the .oderator appoint the various com- 
mittees of this Association. 

Gn motion adjourned hil 9:3U o'clock to-morrow a. m. 

Rev. ^ . iS. Ballard to condiic: the devotional exercises. Benediction bv 
Rev E VV V\ ooten. 

SECGNG i)AY — morning session. 

Tile Association met pursuant to adjournaicut d'.do o'clock a m and 
after devotional exercises conducted by Rev. W. S. Ballard the Association 
was called to order. Prayer, Rev. E vV ^ ooten leading List of churches 
called, a majority present. The Moderator declared the Association ready 
for business. .Minutes of yesterday read and received. Letters from 
churches not represented yesterday called for, read and received and names 
of delegates enrolled. (See list of churches and delegates.) 

Invitation renewed to visiting brethren and corresponding messengers. 
None present. The Moderator announced the following committee: 

Gn Missions — W S. Ballard, D VV V'eares and I w Harrelson. 

Gn iviinisterial Examination — E W Wooten, W S Ballard, J A 



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;Mints, J H Hildreth and Samuel Daiiford. v-s !r- sp.rni!- 

^^ Oil Periodicals^J. H Hildreth, James Jolly and H'J' Bonum. 
.v On Sunday Schools-TvrJ A Mints, A T. Clemmon^. and V* Smith. 
On Prayer .\!eetings— C L) Gore, J Sellers and;Cr Bnrris,:> :, 
,0n Correspondence— C C Gore, J M Long, A Meares, J % Wescott 
and Kurnice Littlt^, , 

On Minister'sEi F — S J Stanly, A P Thomas and.John Jenrette. 
On Orphanage — E. W. Wooten, L. M. Todd and Avfry Baldwin. 
On Special Ohanges — Oran Lennon, U. 11. Cook and Isaac Milliken. 
On Ministerial Support — Joseph Bennett, D. P. Kobbins ajid Warren 
McKeithan , . ,,• 

' On 'Ministers and; their PostotRces — S. Jj Stanily, I. 'i'W^. Harrelson and 
T.K. Powell. ^^"^' ' 

On Intemperance — J. L, Wescott, E. L. Ward, and T. R. Powell 
K,ecess for 30 minutes. '*' ' 

SE(JOND DAY — afternoon session. 

The Moderator, called the Association to order' by singiug hymn "Come 
Ye that Love the Lord." Prayer, Bro. J. L. WpscOit leading. Kev. K. M. 
Hilburn was announced from the Bladen Association. ai^^ made welcome. 
On motion Resolutions Nos. 1 and 2, offered by Kev. E. W. Wooten, were 
made a special order for discussion for to-morrow at 11 o'clock a. m. Kev. 

W. S. Ballard read the 

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' - Kf Wmr ON MISSIONS. 

Km- more til 111 OIK! liiiM'Ir'Jil yeiirs tho 13 iptists liave boon oiigagLiil in State J/issiotis. 
lii''ftli.-> work our latlicrci laul the loiiuiliitioii. it has through these years been enlarged to the 
Oftiesent tiuif. This year we have niiicty-thrre brethren preaching llie gnupol to weak 
' missiot,) chnrehis and (icatiiiite placi s in the State. 

iioMls Missi.ti.Ns :t ' he wor-k of thu 1 1 oiiie Missions Boaj^d of tiie Southern Baptist Cou- 
vention,, during. I;he last ten yeiiri has been a blessing to ina'hy parts ol the country. 'J'he 
■vvo k ot" the Botird embi-aces all Uie Southern States froin Ntirth (J.irolm i to the i^ii^s■sb- 
ipiii liver, from Ohio to the Gulf; tlie colored population of these Sta.tes aiid? the Indians, 
a id, oiitsiili' of our bounds, has extende.l its arms iver tuiba. 

b'oKEiuN .Mi.-istoNs — I'he commission g'yen by our i (ird to his disciples to evangelize 
all nations is binding upon us to-day i|;,uinst be d ine liy pieacliing the gospel. I'iien 
nuune.can excuse hnn.selt from d"ing hi.s part 

?j. ' , liespt!Ctfully, CyMMiTTKK 

After remarks by Kevs, VV.S. Ballard, J. 11. Hildreth and Bro. Orau 
l^ennon, was received. 

The Committee on Keligious Exercises announced tl^at Kev, K, M. Hil- 
' burn, accompanied by Kev. .1, A. .shuts, would preach at the stand at 2 
o'clock this afternoon. 

Kev. .). Iliikireth read the 

KKiH)K'r ON PKIII01)1(JAL-1. 

Th.s is a dayOf literature, anil the people are reading more . than eyer before, and 
what we read affects us, whether we perceive a or not. I'he Bible cays that "As a man 
ininketh in his heart, so h is.'' and what we nsad 'j:\vi\ii ri.sc to the niajority of our thoughts. 

Mmy a person has reached his conclusion an 1 forme 1 his habits for life by reading. 

1 his is a day of prouiess and activity, and people are reading, uidwhat we read 



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elevates or lowers Uri iii"riilly and .spiritiialiy Life is to slmrt to waste on trashy liter- 
ature, and as the world is full ui'devil-dviswl liteiMtiin\ aid as pD)ple will reail aiiid 
niHst read something, we your ' )oniniittee, reconni. mi r that every family take one or 
more denomii ational patiers We' also recommencl tin- Biblical H'corder. which is the 
organ of our dtiioniiuatioii;, also the North i'aroliiia Baptist, published at Fayettevilli ; 
also Charity aijd Children, published at 'rhoiiuisville, and Foreign Mission Journal. 

l{espectfiilly, J. H. Hildreth. 

After remarks by Revs. J».H. Hildretn, W. S. tiallard and Bro. Orau 
Lennou, was receivid. 
Bro. C. C Gore read tiie 



REPORT ON PRAYER MEKl'lNtiS. 



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Your cnniinittte on this new subject to be reported (Ui, hold th^it it is essential to the 
well-being of church lite to hold at least one prayer iiMfttnig a week. We think is one, of 
the mea' IS by which a great deal of good can be accomplishod in bringing brethren to- 
guther. ''As iron sharpeneth iion, so the counieiiaiice of a imiii his Iriend " 

R !spectfu I ly submitted, v. (jomamt.tee. 

After remarks by liev. W. b. Ballard, and Bro. J. L. Wescot', 
was received. 

Kev. J. H Hildreth read his report as Evangelist Missionary, and on 
motion same was reierred to the Exec ii Live Comuiittee. 

Bro. (J. 0. Gore read the 

REPORT ON CORRESPONDENCE. nl ; ,j; 

To the Robeson Association — Isaac J^nrette, Jr., V. Smith and James Jollv. ' 

Waccainaw Association — W. W. Woolen. T. Bonuiu and Joshua Harrelson. , ' 

Columbus Association — W. o. Hill, D. 11. Cook and J. H. Hildreth. 
Bladen Association— J . T. Baretoot, Avery Baldwin andOra i Lenuon. 

Kespectkilly, Committek. 

Kev. E. W. Wooten read the report on Orphanage, and on motion same 
was made a special order for discussion at llitlO o'clock a. m. to-niorrovv. 
On motion adjourned to meet at 9:30 o'clock a. m., to-morrow, liev. E. 
W. vVooten to conduct devotional exercises. Benediction by Kev. J. H; 
Hildreth. 

THIRD DAY — morning session. 

Devotional Exercises conducted by Rev. E. W. Wooten, after which the 
Moderator called the Association to order by singing hymn, "Father, I 
Stretch My Hands to Thee." List of churches called, a majority being 
present. The Moderator declared the Association ready for business. In- 
vitation renewed to corresponding messengers and visiting brethren^ none 
present. Letters from churches not represented yesterday called for, read 
and received, and names of delegates enrolled. ^See list of churches and 
delegates.) 

The iWoderator announced the following brethren: J .M Long, J L 
Wescott and D H Cook to select an Executive Board for the Association. 

Bro. John Jenrette read the 

REPORT ON MINISTER'S RELIEF FUND. 
Yuur committee beg to submit the following: We feel iTom a sense of duty that our 



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churches and Ministers should urge the necessity of taking care of oui woniout Ministers, 
w hu have stood on the walls of Zicn, warning sinners to flee from the wrath to come and 
let them be the ohiects of our care as all othms who are of the hoiisebold of faith. 

Kis|>iclfull> submitted, CoMMiTTifE. 

After remarks by Bro Orau Lenuon, was received. Rev E W Wooteu, 
IVos S J Stanly and Thomas Barefoot were appointed a committee to in- 
quire after the condition of the church at Sharou. 

Rev. J. A. Mints read the 

RKl'OU 'ON SUNDAY SOHO ,LS. 

' Dear Brethkes: ■ t- Itt-lieve tb.it the Sunday Schools is a religious work intended for 
the religious training of our cliildren, and whoii we look around us and see the'Msms" and 
the laisc doctrines that are being taught in our midsi and among ourcbildien, we should 
be rarelul tbat our children should be taught ih trutti, the whole truth as it is m ilhrist 
the Lord, for the eueniivs of the Lord are iu camp. Timothy was taught the Scriptures 
under the law and it was helpful to him m after years. Therefore we who live uiuiur the 
very blaze of the gospel sun should not neglect the religious tiaining of our olildren. 

Kuspectlully, Jommitee 

After remarks by Brethren Gran Leunon and Jefferson Sellars. was re- 
ceived. , _ 

The committee that was appointed to inquire a,fter the. condition of the 
church. at iSharon reported as follows: i ; j;,.- 

Your committee would recommend that the Shamn church be dropped from the roll. 

,^._,., .. GoMM!lT?!EE 

Bro. (.. C. Gore read the report of the Finance Committee as f pillows:; 

Uelow is a correct statement ot all money's sent up by the churches of the Association 
for the ditierent objtcts of he same. Fir Minnie Fnnds,^24 26; for Orphanage, $6 12; 
for Stale Missinhs. $6.U2; for Home Missions, $5.07; tor Foreign Missions, $6,25; for 
Mmisler'sKeliif Fund, 79 cents; Ministerial Education, 21 cents. Total, $47.71. 

Report received. ,. i , - 

, Bro. D. H. Cpok read out the recommendations for an Executive Board 
and the same was received. (See list, tirst piige of these minutes.) 

. The hour having arrived for the discussioij of resolutions Nos. 1 and 2, 
offered yesterday, by iie\. E. VV. Woolen, the same was reread as follows: 

Whereas, There is beinf preached by a certain class of men within the bounds of our 
Association certain docirines whil;h is H^tU'ri to some extent t)elievt!d and endorsed, and,- 

WiiKKEAB, Such doctrines, we believe, is doing harm therelore, be it 

Resolved 1st, That we as an Association do most solemnly and firmly denounce as 
falhe and peiuicious the doctrine of sinless perfection, as being wholly inconsistent with 
the teachings ot (iod's word. 

Resolved 2nd. That we recommend that the jtreachers of this Association, especially 
pastors, preach and explain more fully Baptist doctrines and principles 

After remarks by Revs. E. W. Wooten, W. S. Ballard, J. H. Hildreth, 
J. A. Mints and Bro. Gran Lennon, was adopted. Recess for fifteen min- 
utes. 

EVENIN G SESSIGN— THiKD day. 

The Moderator called the Association to order by singing hymn, "Gent- 
ly Lord, Gh gently lead us." ' 



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on motion, location of next session was taken Up which resulted in the 
selection of Mount Sinai, dolunibUs County, IS'. 'i3i^' begiuning Thursday, 
at 11 o'clock, a. m., before the foiifth Sunday in October, 1896. Rev. W. 
S, Ballard to preach the introductory sermon. Rev. E. W. Wooten, al- 
ternate, if 

Rev. A. W. Carter read the 

KI'.POR'r O^ M1^MS'1LRIAL K' UCATION. 

We, your cunniitU'c '111 Ministerinl Education beg to -ulniiit the luliowmg n'p'Tt. Dear 
brt'threti, as we see tliu variou.^ winds ol doctrine floodiii<i our land and couiilry, and isins, 
let us wake up to the unportance ut education, I'specially to our youiii^ ininishTs, who 
we fee! arc callwl to thai gnat and unpurtani work. We beheve ilu Baptist .State 
tJ^uvention and Wake Forest Ci liege have ace miplishud much j^ood in tr.nning our youir^ 
/hnHisters. D«ar biclliien, wake up to theyreat work jl e(hication, and begin tu roll the 



s,,j.j'wljeel ut'imi)ortancei,ind grind the gospel axe. 

'j'.,'j,'j .[' Respectfully, A, VV. Cahtku, 



Uhairnian Uomniittee. 

After remarks by Revs. E. VV VNooten and VV. S. Ballard, was received. 
Rev. E. VV. Wooten read the following resolutions: 

1st. That we most eirnestiy and einphatiallj denounce ami opposi' with a^l oiu power 
ami influence, as false, dangerous and destructive, all the doctrines that have beej, and 
are now I leiug preached in our bounds, known as Moriuons, sinless perfaction, Ui intal 
healing &c. 

2nd. J hafwe instinct our Ivxeculive Committee to examine into all ch urches where 
tUe pastor or any other preaclier is professing such doctrines, and if they still Uoldto such 
pernicious errors after being adinonishetl by said committee, that this body withdraw 
feliuvvShip from such church or churches and such pastorsor preachers. 

Qli motion the atoye resoltitions were adopted without.iiiscussion. Ihe 
report on Urp aiiage was taken up on special ordei* ot yesterday, reread as 
follows: 

Some few years agci there origiiatcd iii the minds of some good ,ii i.i an 1 wo noii in 
i^ortii Uaiolina the grand ami noble vvoi .v ol preparing and fitting up a li me for tlie 
orphans of the 8tate. 'iuided and directed by the llolv ."spirit, thi y went lorwarti, ami 
we aie bappy to be able to sa^ tliat tiotl nas wouderiuiiy blessed lue efforts of our people 
in his direction. 'J'here is now m the Wi phana ..e 181 children and these boys ami girls 
are entirely dependent upon the tree win otftrniii of tne liapMsts ol the Slate lor suppoit 
ami for all iney receive and Have at Ibe ; rphaua-e. Brethren Goti calls upon us tu re- 
fbember his poor. Let us remembci theio with niir pr.i.yers and means. 

' Uespectfully, I'oMMIttek 

After- i^mark^ by Uevs/J. H. Hildreth, A. W. Carter,' VV. S. Ilallard 
and E. VV. Wooten, was received, and a cuiicction was taKeii up amounting 
Lo $11.97. « 

Bro. J. L. Westcott reatl , . 

KKPULM' ON 1iNTEM1'EKAi\( E. 

Your ccmiiiiltee lielieves it is the duty ol dl hi'istiahs to abslai t from all i 't xicating 
liquors, because ail Christians should let their ights so shine th.it others may see their 
good_ Works and be constrained to glorify our Katht;r which is in Heaven We look ar -und 
the drunkard's lioiue, we see the children poorly clad and the m.ither sinking down in 
grief. We earncsily urg • that all proJess<irs of religion, beih iiiale and female, encourage 
abstainance Iroiii the use ofinto.xicalinL; ilrinks. vVe look around and see many desolate 



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h.i'im'b, vvidowrf ami orpli iiis ca.isud bv thu u; e ot iiituxicaiits. We nrj^c the impui'iaiice 
ii\ hniiiii tenipuriitc in all tlii'ij^s. 

Respect fully, Committee. 

After remarks by brethren J. L. VVescott and R, B. Millikeii was, re- 
(ioivetl. On inotiuu the deiegateo from New Britain aud Mt ISiuai were 
u .cused. Committee on Eeligiourf Exercises reported as follows for to- 
uiorrow; 

rfuuday School mass meeting at i J o'cl )jk, a. m., cjalactil by iiro. R. 
11. .Vlil liken, Superintendent of Shallotte Sundciy School and addressed by 
such as he may see tit to call upon. Devolional exercises conducted by 
Bro. J. M. Long at ii o'clock. Preaching at 11:30 by Rev. E. vv'. Woot- 
e.i, followed by liev. li. .Vl. Hilburn. 

By request it was agreed to hold special prayer for Bro. Jabish Erink, 
who is suffering under affliction, Kev. VV. S. Ballard to lead in prayer. 

It was agreed to take up a collection for Minister's ilelief Eund on to- 
morrow. 

On motion all unhnished business be left with the Executive Connnittee. 

Kesohed: That tis Association hei-eby tender a vote of thanks for the 
very iiospitable manner in which the good people of this neighborhood 
havH cared for the csanie while in session. , 

Uev. E. W. Woo ten read the 

I KPOUr ON rtPIiUIAL C.iANGES. 

Ytiiir (Joinniittee on Special CHiaiigeh would report that the i^oni Lord ha' WDuderl'uIly 
liessed us hs a body in taKiu^ tnn tii.s w )i'i I ,)t s iriM.v, paui and sin only thirty-ei^hf 
u our brethren and sisters, and among this number some ot our ni i:it iutiuential, (.iodly 
men antl vv men. We would especially uiencion liiv. G. W. Mill, who was a member ot 
lle.isanl I'ianis church, 'ledied n Aiarch. He labored earnestly, efticienlly in the 
Master's ..'ause lor over lorty years a^co.nplishiny; a vast amoiuit of if to I amoiii^ the peo- 
|»li'. Also Bro. J J. Long, a very active and faithful niember of Pleasant Plaius church. 
We als ) regret the death of Bro. J. Q, i^llkm.s; Deacon .Vllred Bennett, of Beulah; Bro 
Samuel Frii.K, of P^'i ndship; Bro. Bryant Mints, of Shallotte While we mourn their 
loss, we lejoke tliat we believe that thev are forever at r'.;st at homi!, Iiy Jesus' side ui 
Heaven above. Committek. 

URI'iASUKKR'S RKl'UK'r. 

Uran Lennou, Treasurer ot the (Jape Fi.'ar As.-jociat'on an I hi toe 'Unt with th; sa iie. 



'loam't bro.iglit f.rwar 1 fir .Vssocia- 
tion Missions for 18U^ and IS'.Ji ..$31 2-5 
'I'o amount sent up to Ass tciation by 

churclies for objects of .itatj woni I'.) 06 

To iVIiiiule fund it* oo 

To A>sociatien Missions 9 15 

To y.uiday Sch oh; 05 

Total (m haii<l -$70 11 



BY amounts fayed AS OliDKUEU. 

To |-''oreign Missions .■ $2 77 

To ilomi' Missions 4 41 

To u W. Hill -21 oo 

To K VV. Wooten Ti 5o 

To amount paid tor printing minutes 15 oo 

To Education 2 -99 

To (bphanage 5 o7 

To iVimi.st r's Relief Fund ;^ «2 

I To I'ostiige 21 

I'alance on band 1 28 



liep.irt received. I Total $70 1 

On motion, adjourned. Prayer, R.::v. VV. S. Ballard leading. "'Blest 
Be the Tie that Binds" was sung. Thus closed the ninety-lirst annual 
session of the (Jape Eear Baptist Association, in which we trust much and 
lasting good was accomplished. A. (J. Meakes. 

Isaac Jenkbtte,<Jr., Clerk. Moderator. 



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COLUMBUS COUNTY, N. C. 



OCTOBER 22. 23, 24 AND 25, 1896. 



THE NEXT SESSION OF THIS ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD WITH THE CHURCH 

AT PLEASANT PLAINS, COLUMBUS COUNTY, N. C, BEGINNING THURSDAY 

BEFORE THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN OCTOBEfi 1897. 



RALEIGH, N. C: 

Edwards & Broughton, Publishers. 

1896. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



NINETY-SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Cape Fear Baptist Assogiation. 



HELD WITH 



THE CHURCH AT MOUNT SINAI, 



COLUMBUS COUNTY, N. C. 



OCTOBER 22, 23, 24 AND 25, 1896. 



THE NEXT SESSION OF THIS ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD WITH THE'CHURCH 

AT PLEASANT PLAINS, COLUMBUS COUNTY, N. C, BEGINNING THURSDAY 

BEFORE THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN OCTOBER 1897. 



RALEIGH, N. C: 
Edwards & Broughton, Publishers. 

1896. 



OFFICERS AND THEIR POST OFFICES. 



A. C. MBARS, Moderator, . . Calabash, N. C. 
ISAAC JENRETTE, Jr., Clerk, . Iredell, N. C. 
D. H. COOK, Treasurer, . . Whiteville, N. C. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS AND THEIR POST OFFICES. 



E. L. SWAIN, .... Shallotte, N. C. 

J. A. MINTS, Shallotte, N. C. 

C. MIIvEIKEN, . . ... Ash, N. C. 

N. MILLIKEN, Ash, N. C. 

A. A. EDWARDS, .... Winnabow, N. C. 

M. P. WHITE, . . . . . Phoenix, N. C. 

J. H. EONG Excelsior, N. C. 

JOSEPH BENNETT, .... Iredell, N. C. 

/ E. W. WOOTEN, .... Wooten's, N. C. 

J. HARREESON, .... Clarendon, N. C. 

C. P. BUEEOCK, .... Haddock, N. C. 
/ W. S. BAEEARD, .... Southport, N. C. 

D. E. HEWETT, . ' . . " . Shallotte, N. C. 
SEEEERS, Supply, N. C. 



"VE COMMITTEE AND THEIR POST OFFICES. 
BXECUTx 

Calabash, N. C. 
A. C. HEARS, . ^ . . . . Shallotte, N. C. 
ISAAC MIEEIKEN, -r., . . Iredell, N. C. 

ISAAC JENRETTE, J- .... Shallotte, N. C. 

J. A. MINTS, . • . . Calabash, N. C. 

J. M. LONG, . 



PROCEEDINGS. 



The Cape Fear Baptist Association met in its Ninety-second 
Annual Session with the Baptist Church at Mt. Sinai, Colum- 
bus County, N. C, October 22, 1896. 

Rev. W. S. Ballard read the fifth chapter of Thessalonians, 
after which he preached the Introductory Sermon, on " Chris- 
tian Work. ' ' Hymn, ' ' Come ye that IvOve the IvOrd. ' ' Prayer, 
Rev. H. D. Granger leading. Recess for thirty minutes, after 
which the delegates assembled in the house. 

The Moderator called the Association to order by reading the 
thirty-seventh division of Psalms. Hymn, "Grace, 'tis a 
Charming Sound." Prayer, Rev. E. W. Wooten leading. 

Ivist of churches called, and a majority being present the 
Moderator announced the Association ready for business. 

Brethren C. C. Gore, Oran I^ennon and N. B. Bennett were 
appointed a Finance Committee, and brethren D. H. Cook and 
W. S. Ballard were appointed Reading Clerks. 

lyctters were called for, read and received and names of del- 
egates enrolled as follows : 

Brunswick County. 

Antioch — Not represented. 
Bethel — Represented by letter. 
Beulah — J. P. Hickman. 
Camp Branch — Not represented. 
Chapel Hill — Not represented. 
Friendship — J. H. F. Frink and A. C. Mears. 
Goshen Chapel — S. J. Rowell. 
Jenies Brajich — A. T. Hewett. 

Lebanon — I. W. Harrelson, K. Iv. Ward and I. T. Robbins. 
Little Zion — Not represented. 
Long Branch — J. A. Russ. 
Lovely Springs — Not represented. 
Mill Creek — Represented by letter. 
Mt. Pisgah—O. W. Holden and Peter Sellers. 
Myrtle Branch — Not represented. 
New Britain — A. G. Milliken and E. A. Evans. 
New Life — N. B. Bennett and J. 1^. Bennett. 
Oak Grove — Not represented. 
Prospect — Not represented. 



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Shallotte — J. A. Mints and Love Brown. 
Shiloh — Not represented. 
Silent Grove — Not represented. 
Soldier Bay — Represented by letter. 
Southport—^. S. Ballard. 
Town Creek — Not represented. 

Bladen County. 

Woolen'' s Chapel — Not represented. 

Columbus County. 

Beulah Chapel — Not represented. 

Benevolence — G. F. Smith, E. B. Brown and W. Q. Gause. 
Bogue Chapel — Thomas Barefoot. 

Cedar Grove— \. F. Green, S. S. Tylor and A. S. Noble. 
Cheerful Hope — Not represented. 
Gum Swamp — Not represented. 
Magnolia — Not represented. 

Ml. Si7iai—A. A. White, T. B. Bonum and R. J. Bonum. 
Mt. Zion — J. R. Baldwin, A. H. High and Carver Baldwin. 
Palmyra — Not represented. 

Pleasant Pla ills — C. C.- Gore, James J0II3' and J. B. Harrelsou. 
Poly Bridge—^. F. Reaves and D. T. McKeithan. 
Sweet Home — W. H. Coleman, J. M. D. Long and E. C. 
Jarrel. 

Western Prong — Oran Lennon, D. H. Cook and J. W. White. 
White Marsh— YL. C. Fisher. 

The Moderator, according to motion, announced the follow- 
ing committees, to-wit : 

On Queries — J. A. Mints, Thomas Barefoot and James Jolly. 
On Religious Exercises — C. P. Bullock, E. C Mills, T. B. 
Bonum, I. W. Harrelson and Thomas Barefoot. 

On motion, the Association then proceeded to organize, with 
the following results : A. C. Mears, Moderator; Isaac Jenrette, 
Clerk; D. H. Cook, Treasurer. 

An invitation was then extended to visiting brethren and 
corresponding messengers, when Rev. G. F. Stanly from the 
Waccamaw, Bro. G. W. Jones from the Bladen, and Rev. H. 
D. Granger from the Eake Swamp Associations were an- 
nounced and made welcome. 



Cajpe Fear Baptist . Association. 5 

An invitation was extended to churches wishing to connect 
with this Association, when the Spring Branch Church was an- 
nounced with a petitionary letter from the Pee Dee Association, 
and, on motion, was received and names of delegates enrolled, 
as follows: R. Rowell and B. H. Bufkin. 

The Committee on Religious Exercises announced that Rev. 

D. H. Granger, accompanied by Rev. G. F. Stanly, would 
preach at the stand at ii o'clock a. m. to-morrow. 

On motion, it was ordered that the name of A. G. Stocks be 
expunged from the list of ordained ministers of this Association. 

The Moderator announced the following Committee on Min- 
isterial Examination: E. W. Wooten, W. S. Ballard, J. A. 
Mints and J. Harrelson. 

On motion, adjourned till 9:30 o'clock a. m. to-morrow. Rev. 

E. L. Swain to conduct the devotional exercises. Benediction 
by Rev. E. W. Wooten. 



SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment at 9:30 o'clock 

A. M. Devotional exercises conducted b)^ Rev. E. E. Swain. 
The Association was then called to order by the Moderator. 

The list of churches was called and a majority being present, 
the Moderator declared the Association ready for business. 
Minutes of yesterday were read and received. Letters from 
churches not represented yesterday were called for, read, re- 
ceived and names of delegates enrolled. (See list of churches 
and delegates.) 

The invitation to visiting brethren and corresponding mes- 
sengers was renewed, when Bro. J. C. Caddell, representing 
the Biblical Recorder, was announced and made welcome. Also 
to churches wishing to connect with this Association. None 
present. 

The Moderator announced the following committees : 

On Missions—^. W. Wooten, C. P. Bullock, A. G. Milhken 
and G. W. Jones. 

On Periodicals — W. S. Ballard, I. W. Harrelson and E. C. 
Mills. 

On Sunday Schools — J. C. Caddell, J. R. Baldwin and T. R. 
Powell. 

O71 Prayer Meetings — J. A. Mints, W. H. Coleman and N. 

B. Bennett. 

On Correspondence — T. Barefoot, B. H. Bufkin and Jas. Jolly. 
On Ministers' Relief Fu7id — Oran Eennon, T. B. Bonum and 

C. C. Gore. 



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On Orphajiage—^. W. Wooten, D. H. Cook and H. S. Robe- 
son. 

On Special Changes — K. L. Swain, J. R. Baldwin and T. 
Barefoot. 

On Ministerial Support — D. H. Cook, I. W. Harrelson and 
B. H. Todd. 

On hitemperance — J. Harrelson, C. P. Bullock and S. S. 
Tylor. 

On Ministers and their Post-offices — C. P. Bullock, J, H. F. 
Frink and J. A. Russ. 

Rev. W. S. Ballard read the report on 

PERIODICALS. 

As an Association we would reiterate what we have often 
expressed: that we can feel but little interest in any subject of 
which we know but little. Missions, both at home and in for- 
eign lands, Ministerial Education, Sabbath School work, etc., 
etc., are subjects of vital importance to the building up of 
Christ's kingdom on earth. To know what we ought about 
these things, we must be in possession of the source of infor- 
mation. If our churches were informed more fully in regard 
to the subjects they would contribute more liberally to them, 
and enjoy more the religion they profess. We therefore most 
heartily recommend the more general reading of the Biblical 
Recorder and North Caroliiia Baptist. We also recommend 
Charity and Childre7i, published at Thomas ville, and the For- 
eign Mission Journal. Respectfully, 

Committee;. 

After remarks by Bro. J. C. Caddell, the report was received. 
Recess for one hour. Benediction by Rev. W. S. Ballard. 

SECOND DAY— EvKNiNG Session. 

The Moderator called the Association to order b)^ singing 
hymn, "Salvation, oh! the Joyful Sound." Prayer, Bro. Oran 
Ivcnnon leading, after which the Moderator announced the As- 
sociation ready fpr business. 

The Query Committee reported the following query: "Should 
our churches use fermented wine for sacramental purposes ?' ' 

On motion the same was received, and Elders E. W. Wooten, 
J, A. Mints and W. S. Ballard were appointed to write on said 
query and report at the next session of this Association. 

On motion the location of the next session of this Associa- 
tion was made a special order for 2 o'clock this p. m. 



Ga'pe Fear Baptist Association. 7 

Bro. C. C. Gore read the report on 

MINISTERS' RKIvlEF FUND. 

We, your committee, have been watching with a good deal 
of anxiety the workings of this Board, and are glad to say that 
the contributions to said Board have increased considerably, 
as we deem it an object of vital importance that our aged and 
wornout ministers and their widows should be provided for. 
We therefore recommend that the pastors and deacons bring 
this matter to the attention of their churches, and take a col- 
lection twice a year for this object. 

Respectfully submitted, Oran L-Ennon, 

T. B. BoNUM, 
C. C. Gore, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Rev. W. S. Ballard, Bro. Oran Ivcnnon and 
Bro. I. W. Harrelson, the report was received and ordered 
placed on the minutes. 

Rev. B. W. Wooten read the report on Orphanage, and on 
motion the same was made a special order for to-morrow at 1 1 
o'clock A. M. 

Rev. B. W. Wooten read the report on 

MISSIONS. 

The Gospel in its original spirit and design, is eminently mis- 
sionary. ' ' Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to 
every creature." Jesus, its author, was the Great Missionary. 
He went from city to city and from town to town preaching the 
Kingdom, tarrying no great while in any one place. Christi- 
anity in its nature and design is aggressive. It does not stand 
upon the defensive, but goes forth to conquer the hard hearts 
and subdue the sins of men; to seek and save the lost. Wherever 
there is destitution there the Gospel must go, and the churches 
and ministers of Christ are solemnly charged to give all aid and 
to devise all plans necessary to extend the light of salvation to 
those who sit in darkness. In view of these facts your com- 
mittee recommends: 

1 . That each pastor and minister of this Association urge the 
importance of this work upon his church, and take up a public 
collection for the same. 

2. That each member of every church make it a matter of 
conscience to contribute something each year to this glorious 
cause. 



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3. That this Association make earnest prayer to God to send 
forth laborers in His vineyard. 

Brethren, nothing save your own salvation is more worthy of 
your head, heart, hand and contribution than the extension of 
the Gospel to those who have it not. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

At the conclusion of remarks by Bro. J. C. Caddell, the same 
was received and a list of churches called and the delegates 
agreed to try to raise for State Missions in the ensuing year the 
following amounts: 



Antioch $2 00 

Bethel 4 00 

Beulah 2 00 

Friendship i 00 

Goshen Chapel i 00 

Jenies Branch i 00 

Lebanon 2 00 

Long Branch i 00 

Mt. Pisgah 2 00 

New Britain i 00 

New Life i 00 

Shallotte i 00 

Silent Grove i 00 

Southport $5 00 



Benevolence i 00 

Bogue Chapel 2 00 

Cedar Grove i 00 

Mt, Sinai i 50 

Mt. Zion 2 00 

Pleasant Plains 2 00 

Poly Bridge i 00 

Sweet Home i 00 

Spring Branch 5 00 

Western Prong 2 75 

White Marsh i 00 

Total $45 25 



The hour having arrived, the location of the next session was 
taken up, which resulted in the selection of the church at Pleas- 
ant Plains, Columbus County, N. C, beginning Thursday at 
II o'clock A. M. before the fourth Sunday in October, 1897, 
Elder J. A. Mints to preach the introductory sermon; Elder W. 
S. Ballard alternate. 

Bro. D. H. Cook read the 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAI, SUPPORT. 



Dear Brethren: — We, your committee on Ministerial Sup- 
port, submit the following: 

To the more efficient preaching of the Gospel a support for 
the preacher is necessary, and this duty of supporting the 
preacher is resting on the churches to which he preaches. This 
duty is made plain by the Lord when He says: "He that 
preacheth the gospel shall live of the gospel. ' ' We therefore 
would urge the churches of this Association to give their pas- 
tors a liberal support, so they may give more time to the prepar- 
ing and preaching of the Gospel. 

Respectfully submitted. Committee. 



Cajpe Fear Baptist Association. 9 

After remarks b}^ Bro. Oran lyennon it was received. 

Rev. E. W. Woo ten offered the following resolution, which 
was received: 

Resolved, That we, the members of the Cape Fear Associa- 
tion in session, fully believe that in union there is strength, and 
to this end we would propose that this Association appoint a 
committee to visit the Columbus County Association and con- 
fer with a similar committee from that Association looking to 
the consolidation of the two Associations. 

In accordance with the above resolution the following com- 
mittee was appointed, to-wit : E. W. Wooten, C. C. Gore and 
Oran Eennon. 

On motion, adjourned till 9:30 a. m. tomorrow, Bro. J. C. 
Caddell to conduct the devotional exercises. 

Benediction by Rev. E. W. Wooten. 

THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment at 9: 30 o'clock 
A, M. October 24, 1896. 

Devotional exercises were conducted b^^ Bro. J. C. Caddell, 
after which the Moderator called the Association to order. 

Minutes of yesterday read and received. 

On motion, Bro. C. C. Gore was granted a leave of absence. 

On motion the Moderator was granted a leave of absence to 
take effect at noon. 

Rev. E. W. Wooten read the report of the Executive Com- 
mittee, as follows: 

The Executive Committee of the Cape Fear Association met 
according to previous oppointment at Friendship Church, No- 
vember 20, 1895. E. W. Wooten, J. A. Mints, Thomas Bare- 
foot and A. C. Mears were present. After organizing by elect- 
ing E. W. Wooten chairman and A. C. Mears secretar}^, the 
following business was transacted: 

On motion, the Clerk of the Association was allowed ten dol- 
lars for compiling the minutes for the press. 

The case of Bro. J. Sellers, who was recommended to the As- 
sociation to be examined for ordination, was unanimously con- 
sidered and it was agreed that Elders E. W. Wooten, J. A. Mints 
and E. E. Swain proceed to ordain Bro. Sellers, which they did. 

The following committee was appointed on Constitution and 
By-Eaws for this Association, viz: E. W. Wooten, J. A. Mints 
and A. C. Mears. 

The following committee was appointed to look after any 
property or papers of value belonging to this Association : E. 
W. Wooten, Thomas Barefoot, C. C. Gore and Oran Eennon. 

It was agreed that Elder E. W. Wooten be appointed Gen- 



10 Minutes of the 

eral Agent for the missionary work in the bounds of this Asso- 
ciation. 

The following committee was appointed to confer with the 
church at Palmyra in regard to its orthodoxy: E. W. Wooten, 
C. C. Gore and Joel Hill. And the following committee to 
visit White Marsh Church on similar business: Thomas Bare- 
foot and Oran Lennon. Agreed that this committee meet Sat- 
urday before the fifth Sunday in March, 1896, with the Wacca- 
maw Union. Adjourned. Benediction by Rev. J. Sellers. 

K. W. WooTKN, Chairman. 

A. C. Mears, Secretary. 

The Moderator announced the following brethren, Oran I^en- 
non, J. M. Jolly and J. A. Russ, to select an Executive Board 
for this Association. 

Bro. Thomas Barefoot read the 

REPORT ON CORRESPONDENCE. 

To Robeso7i Association — O. B. Granger, J. J. Enzor and D. 
Tylor. 

To Waccamaw Associatio7i — E. W. Wooten, Edward Todd 
and C. P. Bullock. 

To Cohcmbus County Association — E. W. Wooten, Oran Een- 
non and C. C. Gore. 

To Bladen Association — A. H. High, D. H. Cook and Buck 
Brown. 

To Baptist State Convention — W. S. Ballard, E. W. Wooten, 
C. C. Gore, Isaac Jenrette and A. C. Mears. 

To Southern Baptist Corivention — W. S. Ballard and E. W. 
Wooten. 

Bro. J. R. Baldwin read the 

REPORT ON SPECIAI, CHANGES. 

Your Committee on Special Changes would report that the 
good Ivord has been blessing us wonderfully as a body in re- 
moving from this world of sin and sorrow some of our most use- 
ful brethren, among them being Deacon J. E. Wescott, of South- 
port; Deacon Jabish Frink, of Friendship, and Deacon Isaac 
Jenrette, Sr. , of Long Branch, all of Brunswick County. We 
regret the loss of these influential members. While we mourn 
their loss, we rejoice that we believe that they are forever at 
rest at home by Jesus' side in Heaven above. 

Respectfully submitted, E. E. Swain, 

J. R. Baldwin, 
Thomas Barefoot, 

Committee. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 11 

Bro. J. C, Caddell read the 

RKPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Our churches are coming nearer and nearer to realize the im- 
portance of this department of our work. We have now in the 
city of Raleigh a book store which is especially designed to fur- 
nish the necessary supplies for our schools. We would remind 
the superintendents of our schools that any supplies their schools 
may need can be obtained of the Supply Store in Raleigh for 
the same as will be charged in Philadelphia or Nashville. 

We believe that in every church there ought to be a Sunday 
School, affording as it does the best means for the study of the 
Bible and for the development of our churches. 

J. C. CaddkIvI., 
J, R. Baldwin, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Bro. J. C. Caddell the report was received. 
The hour having arrived for special order on Orphanage, 
Rev. K. W. Wooten re-read the report on the same. 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGK. 

James the Apostle in his epistle says: "Pure religion and 
undefiled before God and the Father is this: To visit the father- 
less and widows in their afflictions." We, the members of the 
Cape Fear Baptist Association, profess to be true] followers, and 
believe on the Lord Jesus Christ; therefore hope that we are in 
possession of this precious faith and religion. By the providence 
of God we have many orphans and widows, and for their welfare 
and comfort — more especially the orphans — we as a denomina- 
tion of Christians have fitted up a home for them at Thomas- 
ville, where there is now one hundred-and-over little orphan 
boys and girls wholly dependent upon us for support. Will 
brethren and sisters visit these poor little orphans with their 
means and prayers? 

Respectfully submitted, 

Committe;e;. 

After remarks by Bro. J. C. Caddell, and a collection amount- 
ing to $3.70 for the Orphanage, the report was received. 

The Committee on Religious Exercises made the following 
report: 

REPORT ON RELIGIOUS EXERCISES. 

Rev. J. A. Mints, accompanied by Rev. E. L. Swain, to 
preach at the stand at 11: 30 o'clock A. m. to-day. 



12 Minutes of the 

Sunday School mass-meeting tomorrow at 9: 30 o'clock A. m. , 
conducted by Rev. K. W, Wooten; speakers: Rev. W. S. Bal- 
lard and others. 

Preaching at 11 o'clock a. m. by Rev. W. S. Ballard. 

Report of committee on Ministerial Examination. 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAI, EXAMINATION. 

Your committee would report that Bro. H. S. Robinson, of 
Jenies Branch was before us, and while pleased with his Chris- 
tian experience and call to the ministry, yet would recommend 
that he labor in his present capacity for another year, and that 
he more fully apply himself to preach the Gospel. 

Committee. 

treasurer's REPORT. 

October 26, 1895. 
D. H. Cook, Treasurer, 

I?i Accotint With Cape Fear Association : 

Dr. Cr. 

To amount received from Association ^76 07 

" " " former Treasurer i 28 

By amounts as ordered sent : 

Orphanage $19 31 

Ministerial Relief Fund 15 96 

Education 21 

Home Missions 5 07 

Foreign Missions • 5 25 

Paid Clerk of Association 10 00 

Paid Rev. J. H. Hildreth 6 02 

Postage 10 

Paid A. J. Maxwell for printing minutes 14 25 

%11 35 $76 17 
76 17 

To balance on hand %\ 18 

D. H. COOK, Treasjirer. 

Recess for one hour, after which Rev. K. W. "Wooten called 
the Association to order by singing, ' ' Oh, for a thousand tongues 
to sing." Prayer by Rev. C. P. Bullock. Rev. W. S. Ballard 
read the 



Gape Feai' Baptist Association. 13 



RKPORT ON PRAYKR-MEJETINGS. 

Your committee think it is one of the means by which a 
great good can be accompHshed in bringing brethren together 
and making churches strong in the faith. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTEK. 

After remarks by Rev. W. S. Ballard, J. A. Mints and I. W. 
Harrelson, the report was received. 
Rev. C. P. Bullock read the 

REPORT ON INTEMPERANCE. 

In God's Word we are commanded to abstain from every ap- 
pearance of evil, and looking upon the sin of intemperance as 
being a great evil, which has been the destruction of many pre- 
cious souls and has brought many wives and children to want — 
then, may all Christians of to-day write against this evil until 
all that are slaves to this evil may be reclaimed and brought to 
fear and trembling, and be saved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

On motion, the report was received. 

Resolved, That this Association tender a vote of thanks to 
Mt. Sinai church and friends for the very hospitable manner in 
which they have cared for the same during this session. 

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

Received for State Missions $ 8 43 

Home Missions 2 45 

Foreign Missions 6 09 

Ministerial Education 2 02 

Ministerial Relief Fnnd 6 72 

Orphanage 7 12 

Minute Fund 23 46 

Total $56 29 

On motion, the report was received and amount ordered paid 
over to the Treasurer. 

The Committee on Constitution and By-Taws not being read}^ 
to report, the same was continued and requested to report to the 
Executive Committee of this Association. 

On motion, it was ordered that the Clerk be paid ten dollars 
for his services. 



14 Minutes of the Cape Fear Bajptist Association. 

Motion carried that all unfinished business be left with the 
Executive Committee. 

On motion adjourned. The choir at Mt. Sinai sang that beau- 
tiful and inspiring song, "What a fellowship !" Prayer, Rev. 
W. S. Ballard leading. Benediction by Rev. B. W. Wooten. 

A. C. HEARS, Moderator. 

Isaac Jknrette;, Clerk. 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

Sunday School mass-meeting at 9: 30 o'clock a. m., conducted 
by Rev. E. W. Wooten, who read the second chapter of first 
Thessalonians. Hymn 186. Prayer, Bro. J. F. Harrelson leading. 
Addresses by Rev. W. S. Ballard and others. Recess for fif- 
teen minutes, after which Rev. W. S. Ballard preached. Text: 
■* ' For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the 
power of God unto salvation to every one that believe th, to the 
Jews first and also to the Greek." Prayer, Rev. E. W. Wooten 
leading. Hymn No. 503 was sung while a collection for the 
Orphanage was taken up, amounting to $3.13. 

Hymn, "Jesus, Lover of my Soul," was sung, while the 
brethren and sisters took the parting hand. This closed the 
92d Annual Session of the Cape Fear Baptist Association, in 
which we trust and believe much good was accomplished. 

Isaac Jenrette;, Clerk. 





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CLERKS 
AND THEIR POST-OPFICES. 


McD. Price, Southport, N. C— . 

B. J. Bennett, Iredell, N. C 

J. M. Long, Cala'bash, N. C 

S. J. Rowell. Phoenix, N. C 

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MINUTES 



OF THE 



NINETY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 



OP THE 



I Cape Fear Baptist Association 



1! 

HELD WITH '^ 



The Church at Pleasant Plains, Columbus County, N. C, 



: OCTOBER 2U 22, 23 and 24, 1897. 



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; The next session of this Association will be held with the Church at Mt. Zion, 

', Columbus County, North Carolina, beginning Thursday before the fourth Sabbath in 
; October, 1898. 

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! RALEIGH, N. C. 

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1897. 



' ^■HT - v^-v^v^s'r.i^iw- ^. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



NINETY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Cape Fear Baptist Association 



HELD WITH 



The Qiurch at Pleasant Plains^ Columbus County, N» C, 



OCTOBER 2U 22, 23 and 24, 1897. 



The next session of this Association will be held with the Church at Mt. Zion, 
Columbus County, North Carolina, beginning Thursday before the foujth Sabbath in 
October, 1898. 



RALEIGH, N. C. : 
Edwards & Broughton, Printers. / 

1897. 



OFFICERS AND THEIR POST-OFFICES. 



A. C. Mears. Moderator Calabash. N. C. 

Isaac Jenrette, Clerk Iredell, N. C. 

D. II. Cook, Treasurer Whiteville, N. C. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS AND THEIR POST-OFFICES. 



E. L. Swain Shallotte, N. C. 

J. A, Mints Shallotte, N. C. 

C. MiLLIKEN '. . Ash. N. C. 

N. MiLLIKEN Ash, N. C. 

M. P. White Phoenix, N. C. 

J. H. Long Excelsior, N. C. 

E. W. WoOTEN Wooten's, N. C. 

J. Harrelson Clarendon, N. C. 

C. P. Bullock Haddock, N. C. 

W. S. Ballard Southport. N. C. 

J. Sellers Supply, N. C. 

J. T. Caines Shallotte, N. C. 

W. J. Caines- Shallotte, N. C. 

J. J. Adams Southport, N. C. 

D. L. Hewett Shallotte, N. C. 

Eli MiLLIKEN Ash, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND THEIR POST-OFFICES. 



E. W. Wooten . Wootens, N. C. 

J. J. Adams Southport, N. C. 

C. C.GORE .Eoka, N. C. 

Thomas Barefoot Hallsboro, N. C. 

Oran Lennon Elkton, N. C. 



PEOCEEDINGS. 



The Cape Fear Baptist Association met in its ninety-third an- 
nual session with the Baptist church at Pleasant Plains, Colum- 
bus county, ]Sr. C, October 21, 1897. 

Rev. M. P. White read the thirty-seventh division of the 
Psalms. Hymn, " Come Holy Spirit, heavenly dove." Prayer, 
Rev. M. P. White leading. Hymn, " Great God, how infinite 
art Thou." After which Rev. J. A. Mints preached the Intro- 
ductory Sermon ; text, ' ' The Lord is good, a strong hold in the 
day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him." 
Prayer, Rev. W. S. Ballard leading. "Praise God from whom all 
blessings flow. ' ' 

Racess for one hour, after which the delegates assembled in the 
house. The Moderator called the house to order by reading the 
third chapter of first Peter. Hynm, ' ' Dearest of all the names 
above. ' ' Prayer, Rev. J. T. Betts leading. 

List of churches called, and a majority being present, the Mod- 
erator announced the Association ready for business. 

Brethren Oran Lennon, C. B. Gore and J. A. Russ were ap- 
pointed Finance Committee. 

Brethren W. S. BaUard and D. H. Cook, Reading Clerks. 

On motion of Rev. E. W. Wooten, a committee of three was 
raised to ascertam the spiritual condition of the churches, and 
report the same to the Association. This Committee to consist 
of Elders J. J. Adams, E. W. Wooten and J. A. Mints. 

Letters called for, read and names of delegates enrolled as fol- 
lows : 

BRUNSWICK COUNTY. 

Antioch. — Not represented 

Bethel. — Not represented. 

Beulah. — S. P. Bennett and I. J. Bennett. 

Camp Branch. — I. K. Clewis and J. D. Little. 

Chapel Hill. — Represented by letter. 

Friendship. — A. C. Mears. 

Goshen Chapel. — Represented by letter. 

Jennies Branch. — A. T. Hewitt and J. J. Ludlum. 

Lebanon. — E. L. Ward, W. A. Swain and Y. C. Rich. 

Little Zoar. — Not represented. 

Long Branch. — J. A. Russ and A. J. Russ. 

Lovely Springs. — Not represented. 

Mm Creek.— D. T. Robbins. 

Mt. Pisgah. — Represented by letter. 

Myrtle Branch.— M. P. White. 

New Britain. — Bumice Little. 

New Life. — B. B. Bennett. 



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Oak Grove. — Not represented. 

Prospect. — B. L. Holden, R. B. Clemmons and A. Simmons. 

Shallotte.— J. A. Mints, J. P. Russ and E. B. Hewitt. 

Shiloh. — A. W. Clemmons and F. A. Coleman. 

Silent Grove. — Not represented. 

Soldier Bay. — V. Smith, J. L. Babson and C. Evans. 

Southport. — W. S. Ballard and J. J. Adams. 

Town Creek. — Not represented. 

BLADEN COUNTY. 
Wooten's Chapel.— W. E. Flake. 

COLUMBUS COUNTY. 

Benlah Chapel. — Not represented. 
Benevolence. — G. F. Smith. 
Bogue Chapel. — Thomas Barefoot. 
Cedar Grove. — Not represented. 
Cheerful Hope. — Not represented. 
Gvim Swamp. — Not represented. 
MagnoUa. — Not represented. 
• Mt. Sinai.— C. B. White, A. A. White and A. C. White. 
Mt. Zion. — J. R. Baldwin, J. E. Cammell and J. M. Shipman. 
Palmyra. — J. H. Powell. 

Pleasant Plains. — W. A. Harrelson, C. P. Jolly and C. B. Gore. 
Poly Bridge.— A. T. Ward, C. F. Ward and J. P. Reaves. 
Sping Branch. — J. J. Envor and S. A. Hammond. 
Sweet Home.— J. C. Stanly, W. A. Coleman and I. M. D. Todd. 
Western Prong. — D. H. Cook and Oran Lennon. 
White Marsh. — Not represented. 

On motion, the Moderator announced the following Committee 
on An-angements : C. C. Gore, D. R. Best. J. B. Harrelson, D. J. 
Jolly and C. Evans. 

The Association then proceeded to organize, with the following 
results: A. C. Mears, Moderator; Isaac Jenrette, Clerk, and D. 
H. Cook, Treasurer. 

An invitation was then extended to visiting brethren and cor- 
responding messengers, when Rev. J. T. Betts was announced 
from the Columbus Association and made welcome. 

An invitation was extended to churches wishing to connect 
themselves with this Association. None present. 

The Moderator, according to motion, announced the following 
committees : 

On Missions. — J. J. Adams, Oran Lennon and D. L. Hewitt. 
On Education. ~J. T. Betts, C. Mi Hi ken and J. A. Russ. 

The Coramittee on An-angements made the following report : 
Meet at 9.30 o'clock a. m., and spend thirty minutes in devo- 
tional exercises; adjoiim at 12 m. ; meet at 1 p. m. ; adjourn at 
pleasure; preaching at the stand by Rev. J. J. Adams, accom- 
panied by Rev. J. A. Mints, at 12 o'clock to-morrow. 



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On motion, the Association, led by Rev. W. S. Ballard, en- 
gaged in special prayer in behalf of brother Joseph Stanland. 
who is very ill. 

On motion, adjotu-ned till 9.30 a. m. to-morrow. Rev. C. Mill- 
iken to conduct the devotional exercises. Benediction by Rev. 
W. S. BaUard. 

SECOND DAY.— MORNING SESSION. 

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The Association met piu'suant to adjournment. Devotional 
exercises conducted by Rev. C. Mi Hi ken. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator. Roll 
caUed, after whicli the Moderator announced the Association 
ready for business. Minutes of the previous day were read and 
approved. 

Letters from the churches not represented the first daj' caUed 
for, read and received, and names of delegates enrolled. (See Ust 
of churches and delegates. ) An invitation was extended to visit- 
ing brethren and corresponding messengei's. None present. 

The Moderator then proceeded to announce the following com- 
mittees : 

On Periodicals. — E. W. Wotten, D. H. Cook and J. E. Cammellr. 

On Simday Schools.— E. W. Wooten. H. S. Robeson and W. A. 
Harrelson. 

On Prayer Meetings. — J. A. Mints. E. L. Ward and S. P. Ben- 
nett. 

On Con-espondence. — C. Milliken. A. A. WMteand J. P. Reaves. 

On Ministers' Relief Fund. — Oran Lennon. L. M. Todd and W. 
E. Flake. 

On Orphanage. — W. S. Ballard. J. C. Stanly and Alexander 
Simmons. 

On Special Changes. — Tliomas Barefoot. A. T. He watt and B. 
B. Bennett. 

On IVIinisterial Support.— M. P White. D. P Robbins and B. 
Little. 

On Temperance.— D. L. Hewitt, C. P. JoUy and V. Smith. 

Mini sters and Their Post-Offices. — J. R. Baldwin, B. L. Holden 
and A. T. Ward. 

On motion, the location of the next session was made a special 
order for 2 o'clock this p. m. 

Rev. W. S. Ballard read the report on Education, and after re- 
marks by Elders J. J. Adams, J. T. Betts. W. S. BaUard and D. 
L. Hewitt, it was laid on the table for fui'ther discxission. 

Recess for one hour. 



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SECOND DAY.— AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association was called to order by singing hymn, "Am I a 
soldier of the cross ? ' ' Prayer, brother Oran Lennon leading. 

The Moderator then announced the Association ready for busi- 
ness. 

By motion of Rev. J. J. Adams, brethren B. B. Bennett, V. 
Smith and the delegates from Camp Branch were granted a leave 
of absence, to take effect on the ensuing day. 

The Committee appointed to visit the Columbus Association, 
looking to the consohdation of the two Associations, raade a ver- 
bal report, which was received and the Committee discharged. 

Rev. D. H. Hilburn and Rev. A. J. Freeman were announced 
from the Bladen Asscoiation, and made welcome. 

The time having anived for the special order of locating the 
next session of this Association, the same was taken up, which 
resulted in the selection of Mt. Zion Church, Columbus county, 
N. C. Rev. J. J. Adams to preach the Introductory Sei-mon ; 
Rev. J. A. Mints, alternate. Beginning on Thursday before the 
fourth Sabbath in October, 1898, at 11 o'clock a. m. 

Rev. J. J. Adams read the following resolutions, which were 
adopted : 

Resolved 1st, That we, the pastors of the Cape Fear Association, 
meet with the Lebanon chm-ch Tuesday before the fifth Sunday 
in January, 1898, in a Pastors' Institute, inviting the pastors of ■ 
the Columbus County Association to meet with us ; also the dea- 
cons and Sunday School superintendents. 

Resolved 2d, That the pastor and deacons of Lebanon church, 
together with Elder T. J. Betts, be requested to prepare a pro- 
gramme for said meeting. 

Dr. J. F. Harrell read the report on Sunday Schools, which was 
made a special order for to-morrow at 10 o'clock a. m. 

Rev. J. T. Betts read the report on Missions, and after remarks 
by Rev. J. T. Betts, and singing hymn " Oh! how I love Jesus," 
and prayer by Rev. J. T. Betts, the report was made a special 
order for to-morrow. 

The Committee on Arrangements made the following report: 
Meet at 9.30 a. m. ; thirty minutes for devotional exercises, con- 
ducted by Rev. M. P. White; preaching at the stand at 11 o'clock 
to-morrow by Rev. D. L. Hewitt, accompanied by Rev. C. Milliken. 

On motion, adjourned. Benediction by Rev. W. S. Ballard. 



THIRD DAY.— MORNING SESSION. 

The Association met at 9.30 a. m. Devotional exercises con- 
ducted by Rev. M. P. White, after which the Moderator called 
the Association to order. Roll called and minutes of yesterday 
read and received. 

Letters called for, read and received, and names of delegates 
enrolled (see list of churches and delegates). 



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On motion, the delegates from Prospect were granted a leave 
of absence. 
The hour having arrived for special order of 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Our superintendents should lose no time in perpetuating and 
training their infant classes, and should frequently canvass their 
territory, bringing in all children from four to ten years, supply- 
ing them with international literature from our own pubUshing 
houses, eliminating all slazy or so-called undenominational mate- 
rial. 

After remarks by Rev. W. S. BaUard, Dr. J. F. Harrell and D. 
H. Hilburn, the report was received. 

On motion, a Sunday School Executive Committee, consisting 
of five members from each of the two counties, Brunswick and 
Colmnbus, composed of the following brethren for Brunswick 
county — J. A. Mints, D. L. Hewitt, H. M. Hewitt, Washington 
Sellers and I. W. Harrelson; for Columbus county — Dr. J. F. 
Harrell, B. F. Harnly, J. L. Memory, C. B. Gore and J. R. Bald- 
win. 

The Committee appointed to investigate the spiritual condition 
of the churches in this Association and report the same to this 
body, made a partial report, whereupon the Committee was con- 
tinued and requested to report to the Executive Committee. 

The hotu- having arrived for the special order on 

MISSIONS. 

It is the object of this report to call the attention of the breth- 
ren to every part of our mission work, and to ask for each branch 
of the work, at home and abroad, your prayerful and personal 
contributions. If our work is God's work, then God's work 
should be our work, His will our will, His field our field, His mis- 
sion our mission. 

That we may learn what our mission in this world is, let us ask 
what His mission was. What did the Lord Jesus leave the glory 
ouf heaven and come to this world for ? To use His own words, 
He came "to seek and to save the lost. ' ' His mission was to save 
a lost world. This glorious purpose of our Lord was shown not 
only in His love for the world, and in His death for the world, 
in which, as He says. He tasted death for aU men, but in His 
great commission just before he left the world and went back to 
the Father. He called His disciples to Him and said, "All power 
is given unto me in heaven and in earth, " " Go ye therefore and 
teach all nations, baptising them m. the name of the Father, 
and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. ' ' Again, He showed the scope 
of the commission by saying, ' ' Ye shall be witnesses unto me 
both in Jerusalem and in Judea, and in Samaria and unto the 
uttermost parts of the earth." These words of our Saviour sug- 
gest four concentric circles, and mark the bounds of aU our mis- 



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sion work. Witnessing in Jerusalem— the first circle — means the 
work at home, in your own church and comniTinity. The second 
circle, "in all Judea," sweeps around and takes in all the State 
and means State Missions. The third circle, "Samaria," sweeps 
arond aU our Home or Domestic Missions in oui- Southland. The 
fourth and last circle, " Unto the uttermost parts of the earth," 
takes in the whole world, and means Foreign Missions. 

We are to begin first, then, at Jerusalem, where Andrew finds 
his brother and even PhiUip finds his neighbor. Like the early 
disciples, we are to go "first to the lost sheep," but we are not to 
stop and work untU we reach the utteromst parts of the earth. 
It is either our duty to go or to help send someone else. Let us 
thank God that many have gone. Scores and hundreds have 
gone and are now at work in each of these fields; others are 
ready to go. What are we doing to help them ? 

Our State Mission Board has 107 missionaries employed. Rev. 
J. E. White IS our efficient Secretary. How much did yoiu- 
church contribute to the support of these dear brethren ? 

Again, the Lord has 372 noble men employed in the bounds of 
oui' Home Mission Board. Dr. I. T. Tichenor, of Atlanta, is our 
Secretary. The missionaries of this Board baptised 4,709 and 
received 4,746 others into the fellowship of our churches. Are 
we helping these 372 ? 

In the Foreign field, our consecrated Secretary, Rev. R. J. Wil- 
lingham, of Richmond, Va., reports 80 missionaries, besides 110 
native assistants. What did you and your church give last year 
for the support of these servants of the Lord ? They report 6G0 
converts added by baptism, last year, making 4,324 members. 
These members average $1.50 apiece in their contributions to our 
mission work. We recommend the liberahty of these heathen 
converts to oiu* brethren a.t home, and ask if we are wUling to 
give one-half a cent per member as reported last year to the For- 
eign Mission work ? 

In view of these facts, yoiu- Committee earnestly recommend: 

1 . That our pastors not only preach regidarly on the duty of 
giving the Gospel to the lost at home and abroad, but appoint 
committees in each of their churches to solicit contributions from 
each and every member for the different objects of our Conven 
tion. 

2. That prayers be made daily for this work until God's king- 
dom shall come and His will be done in the earth. 

3. That, siuce our Association is an Association of Missionary 
Baptist chiu-ches, if a church belonging to this body fails to give 
anything to any of our missions for twelve months, it shall be 
the duty of the Moderator of this Association to visit the church 
and enquire into its spiritual condition. 

4. We recommend to the pastors and members the " Foreign 
Mission Journal," published at Richmond, Va., by our Secretary, 
Rev. R. J. WULingham, and the hterature published by the Wo- 
man's Central Committee, Baltimore. Md., miich of which can 
be had on apphcation. J. T. BETTS, 

For Committee. 



Cape Fear Baptist Association. 9 

After remarks by Revs. E. W. Wooten, W. S. Ballard and A. 
J. Freeman, the report was adopted. 

Brother D. H. Cook read the report on Ministerial Rehef Fund, 
which was made a special order for 2 o'clock this p. m. 

Also a special order for Periodicals at 2.30 p. m. 

Brother Thomas Barefoot read the 

REPORT ON SPECIAL CHANGES. 

Your Committee respectfully report that the Lord has been 
wonderfully good to His people during the past year in taking 
from among us so few of our members by death ; but iamong 
those taken was our beloved brother A. A. Edwards, of Bruns- 
wick county. He was a faithful minister of the Gospel for over 
twenty-fie years. There are no others reported to this Associa- 
tion. RespectfuUy, COMMITTEE. 

The report was received. i 

Rev. W. S. BaUard read the Report on Orphanage, and. on 
motion, it was made a special order for 3 o'clock this p. m. 
Rev. M. P. White read the 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

We, your Committee on Ministerial Support, submit the fol- 
lowing : To the more efficient preaching of the Gospel, a support 
for the preacher is necessary, and this duty of supporting the 
preacher rests on the churches to which he preaches. This duty 
is made plain by our Lord when He saj^s. "He that preacheth the 
Gospel shaU hve of the Gospel. ' ' We therefore urge the chiu-ches 
of this Association to give their pastors a hberal support, that 
they may give more time to the preparing and preaching of the 
Gospel. ' Respectfully submitted, COMMITTEE. 

After remarks by brother Oran Lennon, the report was re- 
ceived. 
Recess for one hour. Benediction by Rev. E. W. Wooten. 



THIRD DAY. —AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Moderator called the Association to order. 
Brother L. M. Todd read the 

REPORT ON CORRESPONDENCE. 

To the Robeson Association. — A. C. Mears and J. A. Mints. 

To the Waccamaw Association. — V. Smith and A. T. Hewitt. 

To the Cohmibus Association. — L. M. Todd and T. Barefoot. 

To the Bladen Association. — E. W. Wooten and C. C. Gore. 

To Baptist State Convention. — J. A. Mints, Oran Lennon and 
Thomas Barefoot. 

To Southern Baptist Convention. — E. W. Wooten, W. S. Bal- 
lard and D. L. Hewitt. Respectfully, 

COMMITTEE. 

The report was received. 



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Rev. J. A. Mints read the 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Your Committee submit the following report : 

The Word of God teaches that "Men ought always to pray and 
not to faint. ' ' The Bible is our prayer-book. There are too few 
prayer-meetings in our midst, and those we have are too much 
neglected by our naembers. J. A. MINTS, 

For CoVnmittee. 

After remarks by Revs. J. A. Mints and D. H. Hilbiuii, the 
report was received. 
Rev. D. L. Hewitt offered the following resolution: 

Resolved, That we, the members of the Baptist churches of 
the Cape Fear Baptist Association, observe the first day of Jan- 
uary, 1898, in fasting and prayer to the Almighty God, that He 
will bless us as an Association for the ensuing year. 

The hour having arrived for the special order on 

MINISTERIAL RELIEF FUND. 

Dear Brethren: — The fact is open before us that aged and 
worn-out ministers and their widows are in a great nieasure de- 
pendent upon the Baptists of the different Associations of the 
State for their support, and now brethren, let us lay hold of this 
imiDortant cause and do our whole duty. We would earnestly 
request the pastors of this Association to educate their churches 
in giving of their means to this worthy cause, and never let these 
old soldiers of Clirist suffer for bread. 

RespectfuUy, COMMITTEE. 

After remarks by Revs. W. S. Ballard, A. J. Freeman and 
brother Oran Lennon, the report was received. 

The Committee on Arrangements made the following report for 
Sunday: Meet at 10 a. m., ia Sunday School Mass Meeting, con- 
diicted by C. B. Gore. Addresses by D. P. Robbins, J. A. Mints 
and J. Pierce; preaching at 11 o'clock, by Rev. W. S. Ballard, 
followed by Rev. E. W. Wooten. 

Brother Oran Lennon read the 

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

Received for State Missions, - - - - 125.69 

Home Missions, - - - - 8.55 

Foreign Missions, - - - - 17.33 

Ministerial Education, - - - 10.00 

Ministerial Relief Fund, - - - 10.28 

Orphanage. - - - - - 17.05 

Minute Pimd, - - - - 25.80 

Stmday School, . . . . 2.53 



Total, - - - - - $117.22 

The report was adopted, and amount paid over to the Treasurer. 



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The time arrived for the special order on 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

D. H. Cook, Treasiiier, in account with the Cape Fear Association: 

1896. Dr. Cr. 

Oct. 26. To balance on hand from last year $ 1 18 

Amount received from Association -56 29 

Sunday collection . State Missions 2 99 

Nov. 3. By Amount as ordered sent : 

Home Misssions- $ 2 45 

State Missions 11 42 

Foreign Missions 6 09 

Ministerial Relief Fund 6 92 

Education 2 02 

Orphanage . 7 12 

Paid Clerk of Association 10 00 

Edwards & Broughton, printing Minutes 18 00 

Postage - 39 



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$60 46 $59 21 
59 21 



To balance on hand 1 25 

October 23, 1897. D. H. Cook, Treasurer. 

PERIODICALS. 

We, your Committee, submit the following report for your con- 
sideration : 

There is a growing desire among the people to read, that they 
may inform themselves, not only upon secular and political affairs, 
but more especially upon religious affairs and the Bible ; but it is 
a fact that the country is flooded with pernicious literature. We 
would therefore caU upon our people to give a more careful and 
thorough study to the Bible, also the books and papers published 
by Baptists. We would recommend to them the " Biblical Re- 
corder," "North Carolina Baptist," and " Home " and " Foreign 
Mission Journals. ' ' These papers are issued by men who are 
true to the doctrines of the Bible. Our publishing houses are 
under the control of men who have defended our doctrines and 
principles. Let us as Baptists patronize our own. 

After remarks by Revs. W. S. Ballard and E. W. Wooten, the 
report was received. 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Your Committee submit the following report of their work dur- 
ing the past year : 

We met early in the year and organized and did what we hoped 
was for the best interests of the Association. Did not do any 
specific work ; only suggested to our pastors and brethren more 
interest in the great cause. We met at Soldier Bay church and 
assisted in the settlement of a trouble existing in said church. 
Respectfully, COMMITTEE. 

Report was adopted. 



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Rev. D. L. Hewitt read tiie 

REPORT ON INTEMPERANCE. 

We are coniraanded by the "Word of God to abstain from every 
appearance of evil. We look upon the sin of intenij)erance as 
being the greatest evil in the world at this age — one which has 
been the destruction of many precious souls, and has brought 
many wives and children to want, woe and misery. Then may 
all Christians work against this e^dl until all who are in its bonds 
may be reclaimed and brought to love and serve the Lord. 

Respectfully, COMMITTEE. 

After remarks by Rev. D. L. Hewitt and Rev. W. S. Ballard, 
the report was received. 

The time had now arrived for the special order on 

ORPHANAGE. 

It is a fact that ciu^ Orphanage is in gi-eat need. There are 
about 140 children there. Other orphans from all over the State 
are knocking at our doors. Brethren, we must do more in the 
future than we have in the j)ast, so we would ask all the chiirches 
to take a collection and send it at once. 

RespectfuUy, COMMITTEE. 

After remarks by Elders C. Milliken, W. S. Ballard and A. J. 
Freeman, the report was received, and, on motion, it was ordered 
to take up a collection on Sim^day for the Orphanage. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Article 2 of the Constitution of the North Carolina Baptist 
State Convention, says in part, " The primary object of the Con- 
vention shall be to support and encoui'age Wake Forest College ; to 
educate young men called of God to the ministry and approved 
by the churches to which they belong; to encourage ecMcation 
among all he people of the State." Is the Cape Pear Baptist 
Association in full accord with the Baptist State Convention on 
the subject of Education ? 

The enrollment of students at Wake Forest this year is about 
268. Of tliis ntunber 38 are aided by the Board of Education, 
which was created by the Baptist State Convention to assist 
young men called of God to preach the Gospel. The Board can- 
not aid all who need help. The chiu'ches must say whether or 
not the work of Ministerial Education shall go forward. 

The Baptist Female University of North Carolina is a necessity. 
What are we doing to help the Lord in the work ? One of the 
best women in the State said to her husband as he stood by the 
bed with an aching heart, ' ' I am ready and wilhng to go ; you 
will find in the corner of my ti'unk ten dollars, for the Baptist 
Female University." 

Academies of learning ought to be fostered by our Associations. 
The future of our Association depends largely upon the part we 
take in Christian education. Respectfully, 

COMMITTEE. 



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On motion, this Association agreed to assist Rev. D. P. Robbins 
in obtaining an education, and after lending him ten dollars 
without interest, the matter was referred to the Executive Com- 
mittee. 

Committee on Sacramental Wine submitted a verbal report, 
which was received, 

The Committee on By-Laws and Constitution was continued, 
to report to the Executive Committee. 

On motion, a rising vote of thanks was tendered the good peo- 
ple of Pleasant Plains for the very hospitable manner in which 
they had cared for the body during its session. 

On motion, it was ordered that the Clerk be paid ten doUars for 
his services. 

All imfinished business was left with the Executive Committtee. 

Hymn, "Blest be the tie that binds." Prayer, Rev. A. J. 
Freeman leading. Benediction by Rev. W. S. BaUard. 

A. C. HEARS, Moderator. 

ISAAC JENRETTE, Clerk. 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

Sunday School Mass Meeting at 10 a. m. , conducted by Rev. 
E. W. Wooten, who read the third chapter of 2d Peter. Song, 
" I am Thine, O Lord." Prayer by Rev. E. W. Wooten. Ad- 
dresses by Rev. D. P. Robbins and others. 

Recess for ten minutes, after which Rev. W. S. Ballard preached ; 
text, "If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself and 
take up his cross and follow Me." Prayer, Rev. W. S. Ballard 
leading. 

While singing hymn, ' ' Jesus, Lover of my soul, ' ' a collection 
was taken up for the Orphanage, amounting to $3.91. 

The Association was adjourned by benediction. 

Thus closed the ninety-third annual session of the Cape Fear 
Baptist Association, in which we trust much good was done. 

ISAAC JENRETTE, Clerk. 



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J. M Long, Calabash. N. C _. 
S. J. Rowell, Phoenix, N. C 
C. S. Hewett, shallotte, N. C 
W. S. Thorp, Town Creek . . 
S J. Mints, Malmo, N C 

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W. McKeithan Coleman, N.C 
O.B. Granger, Wanamaker.S C 
J C. Stanly, Molhe, N. C -... 
U. H. Cook, Whiteville, v. C 




PASTORS 
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J. A. Mints, Shallotte, N. C -- 
J P. Lennon, Record, >f. C .- 
J. T. Caines, Shallotte, N. C--. 

j'HlHiTdreth'wilmingtonN.C 

D. L PIe«elt. Shallottf, N C. 
W. S. Ball.ird, Southport, N: C 
M P. White, Phoenix, N. C -. 
S. J. Caines, Daisy, S. C 

d7l 'Hewett,"shallot"te, N. C . 
A. W. Carter, Hammonds, S C 

N.'Milliken, AshTN. C 

C. Milliken, Ash, N. C 

N. Milliken, Ash, N. C 

J. A. Mints. Shallotte, N. C .-. 
J. P. Lennon, Livingston, N. C 

D L. Hewett, .Shallotte, N. C 
J J. .\dams, Southpjrt N C 

F. L. Tart, 913 X. 7th St., Wil 

A.. J. Freeman,niadenboro N C 
W. S. Ballard, Southp-art, N. C 

----- 

J. Harrelson Clarendon. N. C 
W S. Ballard, Southport, N. C 
C. Milliken, A.sh, N. C 

E. W. Wooten, Clarkton, N. C 

, Loris, S. C - 

E. W. Wooten, Clarkton, N. C 
H. D. Granger, Bayboro. S. C 
A. H. Porter, Orton, N. C .— . 




COUNTIES 
AND CHURCHES. 


Brunswick Co. : 

Antioch 

Bethel 

Beulah 

Camp Branch _- 
Chapel Hill ..- 
Friendship 
Goshen Chape! 
Jennie's Branch 

Lebanon 

Little Zoar 

Long Branch.- 
Lovely Springs 

Mill Creek 

Mt. Pisgah 

Myrtle Branch 
New Britain -„ 
New Life 


Prospect 

Shallotte 

bhiloh 

Silent Grove.— 
Soldier Bay ... 

♦Southport 

Town Creek — 

Bladen County : 
Wooten'sChap'i 

Columbus Co. : 
Beulah Chapel 
Benevolence .- 
Bogue Chapel- 
Cedar Grove — 
Cheerful Hope 
Gum Swamp . 

Magnolia 

Mt. Sinai 

Mt. Zion 

Palmyra .... 
Pleasant Plains. 
Poly Bridge 
Spring Branch. 
Sweet Home — 
Western Prong 
White Marsh — 



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MINUTBS 



-OF THE- 



Ninety-Fourth Annual Session 



-OF THE- 



CAPE FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



-HELD WITH- 



The Church at Mt. Zioti, Columbus County, N. C. , 



OCTOBER 20, ,21, 22 and 23. 1898. 



AP-^^ 



MINUTES 



I 

-OF THE 



Ninety-Fourth Annual Session 



-OF THE- 



CAPE FEAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



-HELD WITH- 



The Church at Mt. Zioii, Colttttihtts County, N. C., 
OCTOBER 20, 21, 22 and 23, 1898. 



Next session will be held at Bogue Chapel, Thursday before the third 
Sunday in November, 1899. 



WILMINGTON, N. C, 

S. G. HALL, BOOK AND JOB PRINTER, 

1899. 



OFFICERS AND THEIR POST OFFICES. 



Eev. E. W. WooTEN, Moderator Clarktou, N. C 

H. Wyche, Clerk ... .Hallsboro, N. C. 

A. H. High, Treasurer Whiteville, N. C. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS AND THEIR POST OFFICES. 



Nathan Milliken Ash, N. C. 

J. H. Long Excelsior, N. C. 

E. L. Swain .Shallotte, N. C. 

C. Milliken Ash, N. C. 

M. P. White Phoenix, N. C 

E. W. WooTEN , Prong, N. C. 

J. Harrelson Clarendon, N. C . 

E. P. Bullock Haddock, N. C. 

W. S. Ballard Clarkton, N. C. 

J. Sellers Supply, N. C 

J. T. Caines .Shallotte, N. C. 

W. J. Caines Shallotte, N. C 

J. J. Adams Southport, N. C. 

D. L. Hewitt Shallotte, N. C. 

Eli Milliken. . .• Ash, N. C. 

J. A. Mints Sbalotte, N. C 



EXECUTINE COMMITTEE AND THEIR POST OFFICES. 



E. W. Wooten.. Prong, N.C. 

J M. Shipman \ Clarkton, N. C. 

C. Milliken Ash, N. C. 

D. L. Hewitt ■■.-. , • ... Shallotte, N. C 

Thomas Barefoot Hallsboro, N. C. 



PROOBEDINGS. 



The Cape Fear Baptist Association met in its ninety-fourth annual 
session with the church at Mt. Zion, Columbus county, N. C, October 
20th, 1898. 

Rev. J. J. Adams preached the Introductory Sermon, text: "For the 
battle is the Lord's and He will give you into our hands." — I Sam. 17-47. 
Prayer, Rev. J. T. Betts, leading. 

Recess for one hour; after which the delegates assembled in the house. 
In the absence of the Moderator, Rev. E. W. Wooten called the housie to 
order, by reading the 7th chapter of II Corinthians. Hymn: "Oh, for a 
closer walk with Grod. " Prayer: Rev. C. F. Ramsbottom leading. 

In the absence of the Clerk, bro. H. Wyche was chosen pro tern. 

List of Churches called, and a quorum being present the Moderator 
announced the Association ready for business. 

Brethren NT. B. Bennett, J. M. Shipman, and Thomas Barefoot, were 
appointed Finance Committee. 

On motion, a Committee of ten were appointed to attend a burial 
near the church. 

Bros. W. S. Ballard and J. J. Adams wore appointed Reading Clerks. 

On motion the church at Lovely Springs was dropped from the rolls. 

Letters called for, read and names of delegates enrolled, as follows! 

Brunswick Co.; Antioch— Not represented. 

Bethel — Represented by Letter. 

Beulah — 

Camp Branch — I. K. Clewis. 

Chapel Hill — Not represented. 

Friendship— Not represented. 

Sosheu Chapel— Willie P. Butler. 

Jennie's Branch — Asa T. Hewitt. 

Lebanon — Y. C. Rich. 

Little Zoar — Rev. J. W. Benton. 

Long Branch — Represented by Letter. 

Mill Creek— Rev. D. P. Robbins, 

Mt. Pisgah— Washington Sailers, W. R. Sellers. 

Myrtle Branch — 

New Britain— Samuel A. Milliken, J. F. Phelps. 

New Life— N. B. Bennett. 

Oak Grove — Represented by Letter. 

Prospect — Represented by Letter. 

Shallotte— H. N. Hewitt. 

Shiloh — Not represented. 

Silent Grove — Represented by Letter. 

Soldier Boy— J. T, Rhodes. 

Southport— Rev. W. S. Ballard, Rev. J. J. Adams. 

Town Creek— Not represented. 

Wooten 's Chapel — M. T. Lucas. 

i-eulah Chapel — Not represented. 

Benevolence — D. E. Brown. 



Bladen Co.: 

COLUMB'JS Co. 



Columbus Co.: Bogue Chapel— Thos. Brown. H Wyche, Thos. Barefoot. 

Cedar Grof e — Not represented. 

Cheerful Hope — Not represen*^ecl. 

Gum Swamp — Not represented. 

Magnolia— Not represented. 

Mt. Sinai— T. R. i owell, R. J. Bowen. M. J. Harrelsou. 

Mt. Zion — A. H. High, J. M. Shipman, Jonathan Lennon. 

Palmyra — Not represented. 

Pleasant Plain— N. S. Jolly. 

Poley Bridge— J. P. Reeves. 

Sweet Home — A. A. White. 

Western Prong — Lennon Jordan, A.Nance, Chas. Lennon. 

White Marsh— J.D. Hayes. J. L. Powell, Jas. High. 
Horry Co, S. C: Spring Branch— Rob't Powell, R. R. Bufkin. 

A motion to revise the List of Churches was tabled. 

Brethren Noah Bennett, Samel Evans, and J. F. t'helps, were ap- 
pointed to visit Magnolia church and report to the next meeting of the 
Association. 

Brethren R. D. Robbins, J. W. Benton, and — Byrd were appointed 
to visit the church at Betilah Chapel and report at the next Association. 

Also to visit the church at Town Creek and report to tbe Executive 
Committee as sofm as possible. 

On motion W. S. Ballard, A. H. High. R. R. Bufkin, Lennon Jordan, 
and J. W. Benton were appointed a Committee of Arrangements. 

Bro. D. H. Cook, Treasurer, made his Annual Report. On motion 
Report was accepted. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

D. N. Cook, Treasurer, In account with Cape Fear Association; 

1897. Dr. Cr. 

Oct. 23. To balance on hand ].35 

amount received from Association 121.07 

Nov. 9. By amount as ordered sent: 

State Missions ,... 25.69 

Home Missions . 8 55 

Foreign Missions 17.00 

Ministers' Relief Fund 10.28 

Orphanage 20.80 

Sunday Schools 3.52 

Paid D. P. Robbins amount Ed,.... 10.00 

" Clerk Association 10.00 

1898. 

Jan. 4. " Edwards & Broughton for Minutes . 15.00 

June 20, To amount received from Brunswick Union. . , 14.76 
By amount as ordered sent: 

Association Missions 

Foreign Missions) 

Orphanage 

for Mailing 







7.92 






55 






6.29 






82 


137 


.08 


136.25 


136.25 





To Balance due 83 

D. H. COOK, 
Treasurer Cape Fear Association. 



Report of Committee of Arrangements, as follows: Meet at 9:80 
o'clock, a. m., and spend thirty minutes in devotional exercises; adjourn 
at 12 m ; meet at 1 p. m.; adjourn at will. 

The permanent organization of this body was laid over until to- 
rn orow: ( 

Bix». J. J. Adams moved that the church at Oak Grove be stricken 
from the Roll. After home discussion, he withdrew his motion. The 
matter was left with the Executive Committee. 

The Moderator announced the following Committees: 

Temperance — D P. Robbins, J. W. Benton, A. Nance. 
Sunday Schools — A. H. Porter, J. R. Baldwin, G. W. Sellers. 
Periodicals — J. T Betts, Noah Bennett, Lennon Jordan. 
Educatian — C. F. Ramsbottom, Thomas Powell, H. Wyche. 
Home and Foreign Missions— J. J. Adams, Thoruas R. Powell, A. Nance. ■ 
Selecting an Executive Committee — Thomas Barefoot, Washington Sel- 
lers, Noah Benrxett. 
State Missions — W. S. Ballard, Thomas R. Powell, J. J. Adams. 

An invitation was extended to visiting brethren and Corresponding 
Messengers, when Rev. J. T. Betts, Rev. C. F. Ramsbottom. and A. H. 
Porter of the Columbus Association were announced and made welcome. 

Adjourned by special prayer for brethren C . C. Gore and Thomas 
Brown, who are very ill and bereaved; bro. W. S. Ballard leading. 

Adjourned till 9:20 a. m. 



SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Association met pursuant to adjournment. Devotional exercises con- 
ducted by Rev. C. F. Ramsbottom. The Association was called to order 
by the Moderator. 

Roll i-alled, after which the Moderator announced the Association ready 
for business. Minutes of the previous day read and approved. 

On motion the letters from the Churches were read and received and 
the names of the Delegates enrolled. 

On motion the Association went into an election of ofiScers for the 
ensuing year which resulted as foUnws: Moderator, Rev. E. W. Wooten: 
Clerk, H. Wyche; Treasurer, A. H. High. 

On motion the Rules were suspended to hear W. S. Ballard read the 
Report on State Missions. Laid over till to-morrow. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The work of State Missions is the work nearest and dearest to the 
hearts of North Carolina Baptists. It is the work which more than any 
other has given the gospel, as Baptist believe it, to poor and destitute 
parts of our Stated This year we have 104 missionaries that must be paid 
by this Board. Shall we let them wait longer? Seven weeks between 
now ai(d the close of our Conventional year. There must be a tremend- 
ous effort if we would pay out on State Missions. As bro. Vann says, 
"Forward, the whole line. Let the pastors call their soldiers to the bat- 
tle." Respectfully, COMMITTEii. 

Rev. J. T. Betts, Associational Missionary, read his report. After 
some discussion it was laid over till to-morrow. * 



• 6 

REPORT OF ASSOCIATI3NAL MISSIONARY. 

Rev. S. T. Betts, as missionary, reported as follows, to wit; 

One-half of time spent from February 15 to Octoder 19. 8 months, one 
taken off for absence io August, leaving a term of 7 months. 

Churchefi regularly supplied 3. Churches visited once, 22. Sermons 
preached, 95. Miles travelled, about 1059. Visits, about 111. Added to 
the churches, 16. Meetings held, 9; in which there were 36 professions 
of conversion. 

Assisted in the org;auization of two Baptist Chui'ches, one at Hubb. 
and < ne at Crouly. in Columbas county. 

Was also blessed of the Lord in reorganizing two churches that had 
dropped out of the Association and had gone to pieces, viz: White Marsh 
and Lake Waccamaw. Each of these churches have been blessed with 
revivals, and they have appointed Messengers to this your annual meet- 
ing, to report their work. 

I have raised for State Missions and for the support of this work the 
following amounts in cash aud subscriptions: 



Goshen 

Myrtle Branch .... 

Little Zoar 

Town Creek 

Chapel Hill 

lit. Sinai 

Sweet Home 

Poly Bridge 

Salmyra ... . ........ 

China Grove. .... 

Cronly 

Mt. Zion 

Lake Waccamaw 

Southport 

White Marsh ....... 



ciiptions. 


Cash 


L15 


2.95 


4,00 


1.35 


1.50 


35 


1.00 


1.05 


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30 


3.50 




4.00 


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3.50 


1.25 


87 






27 




4.39 


i".35 






3.00 




5.00 




10.00 



18.77 28.3& 

Besides selling numerous other religious books, I have sold and given 
sway over 100 Bibles and Testaments, and distributed over 1000 religious 
tracts. Respectfully submitted j 

-J. T. BETTS, Missionary. 

Recess for one hour. 



The Association was called to order by singing hymn, "Behold the 
Throne of Grace. " Prayer, J. T. Betts leading. 

The Moderator announced the Association ready for business. 
Bro. Ramsbc'ttom read the Report on Education, as follows: 

REPORT ON EDUCATION, 

The cornerstone of all progress is intelligence. In oi-der to have in- 
telligence we must have education. The church of t^esus Christ is the 
friend of education. Ignorance is one of its deadliest foes. It stands in 
the way of its progress and enlightenment. It is the mother of prejudice, 
and bigotry and pride. Ignorance is darkness, intelligence is light. We 
theretorw reeomu>end: 

1. That an effort be made to awaken among our people a deeper in- 
terest in our public schools. We need better teachers, and better houses, 
and longer terms, and more children in school. Our pastors should do 
all ihey can to interest the people in this matter. 



3 That our pastors be encouraged to better prepare themeelves for 
their work of preaching to and leading the people. This may be done 
relieving them, as far as we are able, from the necessity of supporting 
themselves by other work. 

3. That we show our appreciation of an educated ministry by regu- 
lar contributions to ministerial education, and by encouraging the young 
men who feel called of God to preach, to attend our denominational 
schools: Wake Forest College and the Southern Baptist Theological 
Seminary. 

4. That the matter of female education should not be overlooked. 
We recognize and are in sympathy with the Female Baptist University 
at Raleigh. Respectfully submitted, 

C. F. RAMSBOTTOM, For Committee. 

After remarks by Rev. C. Ramsbottom. W. S. Ballard, D. P. Robbin, 
J. J. Adams, and others, the Report was adopted 

On motion of J. J. Adams a committee of five was appointed to meet 
with the Columbus Association and ask them to unite with us and locate 
the next Association. The following brethren were appointed on the 
committee: W. S. Ballard, J. M. Shipman, Thomas Barefoot, N. B. Ben- 
nett, and E. W. Wftoten. 

Bro. A. H. Porter read the Report on Sunday Schools, as follows: 

REPOUT ON SUNDAY S(]HOOLS. 

There is no part of the church work in which we onght to be en- 
gaged more earnestly than in the Sunday School. 

1st. The Pastor ought lo look well to the lambs of his flock. The 
Pastor who does not take an active part in the Sunday School lacks that 
much of doing his duty. He who would have fine sheep must look after 
the lambs. 

2d. The parents ought to be deeply interested in the Sunday School. 
God has blessed you with chilaren, and may you realize the fact that 
here are lives and characters to be shapen for e:jernity, and to do this, 
bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. May their 
hearts and affections be entwined around Christ. See that they are 
brought into the Sunday School that they may learn of Christ, whom to 
know aright is life everlasting. 

3d. llie church ought to see that there is a good live Sunday School 
in every church. The church in conference ought to see that the Sunday 
School is supplied with good Christian oflScers and teachers. 

• Brethren, let us resolve that we will put forth every effort possible, 
the coming year, to bring all the children, within our bounds, under the 
influence of the Sunday School. 

Respectfully submitted, COMMITTEE. 

After remarks by bro. Porter it was adopted. 

Rev. J. T. Betts read the redort on Periodicals, as follows: 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The power of the printing press is next to that of the pulpit. The re- 
ligious newspapers are a mighty power in the land. God is using them 
and blessing them, and we should use them as well as His own printed 
"Word in the great work of advancing His cause in the world. If our peo- 
ple are to be a progressiye people, they must be a reading people. In 
these days of cheap paper, ignorance is a sin as well as a naisfortune. I 
am glad to commend to you, and others through you, our splendid list of 
most excellent papers. 



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The first and best of course is the "Biblical Recorder." It has 
stood by our deaoinioatioQ as the faithful friend of educatioQ and mis- 
sions and every good canse for more than sixty years. It is now only 
SI. 50 per year. It should be in every home in the State. 

In '"Charity and Children'' we hive the orphans' friend and helper, 
a most excellent paper, that should corae to your home every week. 

''Our Home Field" looks after the work of Home Missions. It is 
published in Atlanta and may be bad for 10 cents a year, or 5 cents in 
a club of ten. 

The "Foreign Misoion Journal" is published in Richmond, Va.. It 
tells us all about the work of our Southern Baptist Convention in foreign 
fields It will come to your home, all the year, for 3o cents, or 25 cents 
in clubs of ten 

We would also commend the "North Carolina Baptist" published in 
Fayetteville, as a splendid religious p iper. It may be had for :$1.00 j^er 
year. 

We would respectfully urge the messengei-s from the churches to act 
as agents for these papers until we have put one or more of them in every 
home in our Association. 

J. T. BETTS, 
LENNON JORDAN. 
N. B. BENNETT. 

The Committee on Arrangements reported, as follows for to-morrow: 
Bro. Gainer to conduct the devotional exercises. 

Adjourned by singing "Praise God from whom all blessings flow." 



THIRD DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

The Association met at 9:30 a. m. The devotional exercises conduct- 
ed by Rev. J. T. Caiaes, after which the Moderator announced the Asso- 
ciation ready for business. 

Roll called and minutes of yesterday read and received. 

A large number of delegates were granted leave of absence. 

Rev. J. J. Adams read the Report on Ministerial Relief: 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 

ThCiBoard which has this work in charge is located at Durham, and 
expenHerj last ye ir $912.00 upon 13 beneficiaries, viz.: Brethren Lewellen, 
Wm. Harriss. John Hayes, R. W. Wooten, and S. Blackburn; and sisters 
Register. Phillips, Churchill. Humphries, Barlow, Spivey, Combs and 
Best. Any one knowing of any worthy aged preacher or preacher's wid- 
ow, needing the help of this Board, will do bro. W. C. Tyree, of Durham, 
(President.) a favor to let him know. These saints of the Lord, who have 
dropped by the way and are waiting their Master's call, need our contin- 
ued prayers and financial aid. "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one 
of the least of these rav brethren, ye have done it unto me.' 

Respectfully, COMMITTEE. 

On motion it was adopted. • 

Bro. Caines read the Report on Pastoral Support: 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT, 

In all ages God has required that His ministers should be supported. 
The priests, under the old dispensation, were supported by the people. 
The "wave breast ' and the "lieave shoulder" were taken from off the 
sacrifices of the peace offerings and given to the priests. The people were 



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required to give one-tenth of the first fruits to the support of the priests. 
Under the Gospel dispensation the same is required, that the ministry 
should be supported, for, when the Saviour sent out His disciples, he said 
"The laborer is worthy of his hire. " Luke 10:7. Paul says, "Even so 
hath the Lord ordained." 

Respectfully submitted, COMMITTEE. 

After some remarks by J. T. Caiues, Robbins, Sellers, and others it 

was adopted. 

Rev. J, J. Adams read a letter from sister Fannie E. S. Heck, on 

<iWomen's Missionary Societies, which was ordered to he inserted in the 
minutes of this Association. 

REPORT OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETIES TO CAPE FEAR 

ASSOCIATION. 

It is with pleasure that the Woman's Central Committee of Missions 
for our State reports to you the ever growing work of the Woman's Mis- 
sionary Societies. This work, began a little more than eleven years ago 
by order of the Baptist State Convention, has made steady and remarka- 
ble progress from the first. The annual gifts of the Societies have in- 
creased from $500,00 to more than $6,000.00, and the number of Societies 
contributing from 14 to near y 400. In the eleven years of the Commit- 
tee's work the Societies have reported to Home, Foreign, and State Mis- 
sions the large sum of $37,771. In a number of the Associations, Associ- 
ational Vice Presidents have given untiring effort to the organization 
and maintenance of Societies. In no Association, however, have as 
many Societies been organized as we would wish, and in none has our 
aim — a Woman's Missionary Society iu every church and every woman 
a member of it — been realized. While gratefully acknowledging the as- 
sistance of many of our most influential ministers in the past, we would 
earnestly ask the aid of every minister and layman for the woman's mis- 
sionary work of the future. The great bles.^ings that God has seen fit to 
bestow upon our efforts is an assurance that this work is from him. 

Rejoicing in the progress we have made, and again asking your sym- 
pathy and aid in the work we are endeavoring to do. I am. 

Yours very sincerely, FANNIE E. S. HECK. 

As yet there have been organized in this Association only one society 
in all the forty two churches. This Society, located at Southport. 

Rev. W. Ballard read the Report on the Orphrnage: 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

The Orphanage at Thomasville is one of the institutions the Baptists 
of North Carolina own. It is under the care of Rev. J. B. Boone. We 
recommend that each church in this Association make at least one col- 
lection a year for this institution. Also that the Sunday t-chools do the 
same. Respectfully, COMMITTEE. 

After some remarks by bros. Adams and Ballard it was adopted. A 
collection was taken up to the amount of !B4. 85. 

Rev. J. J. Adams was elected Vice President oh Missions. 

An invitation to visiting brethren from other Associations was ex- 
tended by the Moderator. Rev. J. D. Clark of the Bladen, and bro. J. I. 
Williamson, of the Columbus Association came forward and were made 
welcome. 

The Clerk read the Report on Temperance: 



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REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

It is an admitted fact that the making, sale, and i™P/^,P«,^ "«^ °f,^„ 
toxicatipg drinks, is one of the greatest e^^^^nd curses to the hu^^^^^ 
family in the land, and we hail with inexpressible 307 and gratitude ttte 
pSil^n that i;pervading the land and nation J^/^Jf^^J^^^YtTue, 
and doubtless the time is not far distant when it will be the great ques 
Zn and issue of the day. We. your Committee f^««"^,^f ^^^ 'Jfi^t^^^ 
church in this Association do aUpos^^^ to put down the^-U o^n^toxi 
catmg drinks. Kespeciiuuy, 

After some remarks by Rev. J. D. Clark it was received «;°d f °P^^.^' 

The Association elected Rev. J. J. Adams a member of the State Mis- 
sion and Sunday School Board of North Carolina. 

Special prayer was offered for brethren C C. Gore, Oran Lennon and 
wife, who are very feeble and ill. 

Recess for one hour! 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 
The Association was called to order by the Moderator. 
Committee on Ministers and their Post Offices reported. On motJon 

it was received and adopted. . , u r- - it 

The selection of an Executive Committee was left with the Corai^w- 

tee appointed to confer with the Columbus Association. 

Report on Prayer Meeting was read by Rev. J. D. Clark. 
REPORT ON PRAYER MEETING. 

Prayer is the key that unlocks the door to heaven. Without Player, 
daily prayer, the Christian road to glory is lonesome, or m otj^er worcis 
?he/e is no Jesus in our life. The Old Book Reaches us to pi^aywit^^^^^^^ 
ceasine and in all things give thanks. We should have private prayer. 
?od^?' His Woid promises to reward closet or secret Prajer openly . 
Again we are taught not to neglect assembling ourselves togethei for 
prlver A weekly prayer meeting in all the churches should be kept up. 
Also family prayer. Respectfully submitted, COMMITTEE. 

Report received and adopted. 

Committee on Correspondence reported as follows: 
State Missions-Rev. E. W! Wooten, Rev. W. S. Ballard, Rev. J. J. 

Adams; D. S. Hewitt, and N. B. Bennett 
Southern Baptist Convention— Rev. W. S. Ballard. 
Columbus Association -A. H. High, Washington Sellers. 
Robeson Association-Rev. E. W. Wooten and A. Nance. 
Bladen Association- Rev. W. S. Ballard and Ctiarles Lenion. 
Waccamaw Association-Rev. E. W. Wooten and J. W. Lancaster. 

Rev. J. J. Adams read the Report on Home and Foreign Missions: 

REPORT ON HOME AND FOREIGN MISSIONS. 
Your Committee aware of the conditions existing at home and abroad 
««^ the relation we as a nation sustain to the world to-day, feel that no 
S,1e^miS? subject can come before this body than the subjects of 

^'"HomeKifL!'orShern Missions, specially need our best efforts 
in thfsTear of Cuba'sfreedom. Our nation has given her sons to die m 



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order to strike off the fetters of Spanish bondage, shall we be less ready 
to give a few dollars, and sons too if need be, to liberate the Cuban's 
conscience from the superstitions of Romish teaching, and his sbul from 
the bondage of sin and the devil, a yoke more oppressive that Spanish op- 
pression. Hark! hear the call of our Captain: "Qo ye into all the world 
and preach the gospel to every creature." The soldier that would dare 
refrain to go at the command of his captain would be looked upon as a 
traitor to his country. What shall be said of the Christian thut refuses 
to obey this command of our Captain and King? I tell you it is not a 
question of whether or not these people are lost without the Gospel, but 
whether we shall be saved if we refuse to carry it to "every creature." 
' If you love me you will keep my words," says Christ. What have you 
doneV Have you said by your inactivity that you will not obey your 
Lord? The Home Board needs your dollars, dimes, and pennies so that 
we may obey our Master. Not only Cuba calls, but Porto Rico calls for 
hf'lp and all of our southland needs more teachers of a whole gospel. 
What have we done this year for this work? Here it is: only about $25. 
An average of about one cent per member. Now, brethren, can we af- 
ford, as a Missionary Baptist people, to be judged according to our works, 
when we have done so little to prove our love to Christ? Remember we 
are to be judged according to our works. 

The Foreign Board, we are glad to report, was able to pay all debts 
last Convention; but we must keep up and enlarge our contributions if 
we continue che work on a cash basis. The continents and islands of 
the sea are in commotion, and the cry comes to us to help. Shall we as 
soldiers of Christ lay down the gospel and go with shot and shell to si- 
lence the emisaries of the devil. I tell you, brethren, if we submit to 
this we shall perish. The decree of Jesus Christ is against the man that 
would defend His kingdom with sword. Let us "^ go preach." Our weap- 
ons are not carnal but spiritual. The heathen need to be taught the les- 
son that Jesus came to teach, "Do unto others as you would have them 
do unto you. " What, have we to learn the nations this truth? Just a 
little over one cent per capita in the bounds of the Cape Fear. Let us, at 
least, double this next year. 

Respectfully submitted, COMMITTEE. 

After some discussion by brethren Adams, Clark, and Ballard it was 
received and adopted. A collection amounting to $2.50 was taken. 

The Treasurer was ordered to pay Rev. J. T. Betts $15.74 for Mission- 
ary work in the Association. 

On motion it was ordered that the Clerk be paid $10 for his services. 

On motion the Sabbath collection was ordered to be given to State 
Missions. 

On motion a vote of thanks was tendered Mt. Zion Church and com- 
munity for their liberal and bountiful hospitality. 

The Finance Committee reported as fallows: 

Minute Fund 23.66 

State Missions 8.56 

Foreign Missions 27.19 

Home Missions j 16.61 

Education 9.95 

Orphanage by Lettar 16.51 

Orphanage Collection 4.95 

Ministerial Relief , 8.57 

All other objects v 85 

In bands of Treasurer 83 

180.67 



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On motien the amount collectf»d for Education was loaned to breth- 
ren D. P. Bobbins and — Caines without interest. 

On motion adjourned subject to the action of the Committee on Con- 
solidation. 

E. W. WOOTEN, Moderator- 
H. WYCHE, Clark. 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

Sunday School Mass Meeting at 10 a. m. , conducted by Rev. J. J. 
Adams. Addressed by J. J. Adams, J. F. Harrell, and H. Wyche. 

Recess for 10 minutes, after which Rev. J. J. Adams preached. Text: 
"Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." 

While singing hymn "Oh for a closer walk with God," a collection 
was taken for State Missions, amounting to $4.91. 

Adjourned by benediction, Thus closed the 94th session of the Cape 
Fear Association, in which we trust much good was accomplished. 

H. WYCHE, Clerk. 



LATER. 
The Columbus and Cape Fear Associations have united under the 

name ' '' . '' 

CAPE FEAR— COLUMBUS. 

The next session will be held at Bogue Chapel, commencing Thurs- 
day before the third Sunday in November, 1899. 

The following are the Executive Committee: Rev. E. W. Wooten, j. 
L. Memory. Rev. B. H. Harnly, Rev. C. F. Ramsbottom, Rev. W. S. Bal- 
lard, Thomas Barefoot, Rev. A. H. Porter, and Rev. J. J. Adams. 

H. WYCHE, Clerk. 



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